Deafness Will Never Hold My Boys Back

Lexington School for the Deaf

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I HAVE always wanted a family and even when I was studying to be a speech and language therapist, there was never any doubt in my mind that I wanted to work with children with communication difficulties.

I met my future husband at college, we married before completing the course, moved from Edinburgh to Merseyside and after a couple of years started to try for a family.When our son Cameron was born early he was a happy baby, calm and sociable. A joy to look after, he smiled at everyone he met.

When he was six months old, we found out I was pregnant again. We also realised that the trademark gurgles and babbling that had been such a part of his sociable persona were absent.

We saw more things that caused concern, for instance, preparing for a birthday party, a balloon burst but Cameron sat unaffected, grinning away and…

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