Shocked and overwhelmed. That’s how we felt when our daughter Alexandra was diagnosed with a severe / profound hearing loss. She was less than a year old.
When life throws out an unexpected obstacle our primal instincts are to fight or flee. I chose to fight and embraced this challenge as another experience of being a mother.
“How did you find out your daughter couldn’t hear?” That usually the first question people ask when they find out that my daughter, Alexandra, is deaf.
The answer is, we didn’t know. We didn’t know until she was 11 months old. You can see their eyes widen in alarm and disbelief. You think to yourself...