There is an amazing mother named VAL in Alabama who has two kids that are deaf. Who recently wrote a book about the two of them. I read the book as soon as I got it today and I couldnt put it down. Her book called " Im All Ears" is a must buy... im warning you, you need alot of tissues. I never cried so much in my life. She is a true inspiration to me because today I still wonder how these kids are getting by while parents sit back and do nothing about it and when these kids dont get the proper education they deserve. Seeing from a mothers point of view on how she copes and what she does for these kids really touches my heart.
Back when I was a child I struggled tremendously and till this day its the same. It's hard because my parents didnt know what to do I'm lucky I went to the audiologist & the ent ( ears, nose & throat doctor). My point is-- these days I see parents putting these deaf/hh kids into a public school without any help and it breaks my heart. When I graduated High School I knew I had to get a regular diploma I refused the " Special" Diploma and I graduated with a Regents thankfully somehow I got through it barely and I went on to college even though school was so tough. I continued to fight I went to college knowing nothing. I was in remdial classes which meant I was in 0 credits for 2 years learning college and basic level classes because I didnt get the proper education I was supposed to get. So reading Val's book really touched my heart and I am so proud of her even though I dont know her because of how much she does. Purchase her book today believe me when I tell you its a truly amazing book. Check out the website here
Val- this is for you.. Im sure you touched many lives.. You truly touched mine.. thanks for a wonderful book. Someday I would love to meet you to just give you one big Hug.