Dear Hands & Voices Family,
She was there when we learned of, my daughter, Ashlin’s hearing loss. She was there for Ashlin’s 2nd birthday and three days later, for her first cochlear implant surgery. She was part of Ashlin’s Early Intervention services and part of Ashlin’s language development. She was with us the day Ashlin heard the garbage truck for the first time and we all ran outside to listen and show Ashlin what she was hearing.
She was there for Ashlin’s second cochlear implant surgery, my second daughter, Mikaylin’s birth, and her two cochlear implant surgeries. Though she shook in fear when Mikaylin started to toddle towards her as a baby, she allowed Mikaylin to crawl on her, to screech in her ear (after tugging on them a bit!), and she allowed her to snuggle with her after her second CI surgery.Read More