What’s your goal for Alice ??
This is one of the most common questions we are asked by the professionals. Stupid question we think, its obvious, then you start to articulate…..
We want Alice to be normal, we want Alice to have everything she wants and needs, we want Alice to never know the tears shed and the stubborness of her parents.
In short, we want (in a Martin Luther King moment) Alice not to be defined by her ears but by the fact that she’s funny, cute and good to be with.
We want her to go to the pub with her friends (deaf or otherwise), to have whatever career she wants and not to in anyway ever be restricted by some horrible bit of bad luck. We know and accept that she is deaf, but we will never accept that this is her defining characteristic….
So in short dear professional, please understand that i will do everything in my power to make sure that her ears do not put any restrictions on her life, her family is a hearing family, our world is an oral world so why would I want anything different for her.