Deafness Was Her Choice

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I wasn’t born deaf, but it happened, somehow. I was in and out of hospitals for the newest cochlear implant technology for years. Mom fought for me at every turn, alone and young she fought. We talked, we signed, I grew happy and loved then I made a decision.


I choose to go to a deaf school
I choose to not wear my implants  


I choose to be deaf


I  think that’s how she’ll say it to me, when she gets the courage up.


“baby, I love your choice” I'll say.

Created: Dec 30, 2011

Tags: disability, feel good, acceptance, daughter, deaf

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