Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Hi Everyone!

Hi Everyone! I have been quite busy. Unfortunality, I was diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer this summer. I had to get surgery and will be starting radiation soon. I am okay just very exhausted. The one thing I am thankful for is my PROCESSOR. Hearing before surgery and having an interpreter by my side really made this easy. That was a big relief for me.

I wanted to share this article with you that irritated me. As a deaf individual, I am highly offended by this schools request. It is bad enough that those of us with a sever hearing loss struggle to communicate as it is. I am not the type to "sue" people but I would definitely sue this school for discriminationCommon like a 3 year old is a threat? Give me a break... UNREAL.
3-Year-Old Deaf Boy, Told By Preschool To Change Way He Signs His Name

I would love to know what you think about this article.

Honestly, I cannot believe summer is almost over. Time sure does fly by.

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steve said...

Apparently the school's action have been widely criticized across the web and rightly so - it's ridiculous.

I guess you can see how schools and other organisations come to make decisions like this: they are given regulations to follow and our worried about having legal action brought against them if they they don't adhere strictly to their guidelines.

Vivie said...

Hi Danielle!

So sorry to hear about your cancer.As an breast cancer survivor, I can hear you about the exhaustion.It will get easier, but it needs time..just keep your loved ones near you, and it will get better soon..many many hugs! And , yeah, CI made it easier for me as well!

Regarding the now has been resolved and the kid is allowed to use his name sign, and the school backtracked their earlier words, I think.

Danielle said...

Thanks so much Vivie!

I am so glad the article has been resolved!

Stay well!