It's Deaf Awareness Week 2017
5 years ago, I was fairly ignorant to hearing loss.
Then Ivy came into our world and ignorance was no longer an option. Our baby girl was born deaf. Shock, anger, fear, worry, devastation - just a small selection of emotions I felt at diagnosis.
Ivy got her first hearing aids at 6 weeks old and has worn them with pride for 5 years. She is remarkable and has definitely taught us (her family and friends) about awareness and inclusion.
The emotions we feel now are much different to 5 years ago. I will always have the worry for her, I'm sure that's natural but I also feel happy and positive about her future. She really is a little ray of sunshine.
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