Category Parenting

First Prototype Of Notification Wearable for Rebecca

Got this notification wearable a lot further than I expected. Still needs a ton of refinement before it will be usable but I would say this is about halfway to being a viable tool for Rebecca to wear. Next step with this is to reconfigure the hardware so that it can be embedded into a […]

Time to Get Going

Building a haptic watch for Rebecca while she is going through cochlear implant revision surgery to enhance our ability to communicate.

Another Electrode Failing

Rebecca had testing of her cochlear implants today and more failures were discovered.

Deaf During a Pandemic

We speak with our voices, but our faces tell the story

Progress Interrupted

The true impact of testing loopholes in medical device approvals.

USH Connections 2019

Two years ago, we went to our first Annual Usher Syndrome Coalition Conference in Chicago.  We were in such a different place than where we are today.  While I loved the city of Chicago, I can remember being overwhelmed with worry and fear.  Chicago was great, but the reason for our visit there, absolutely terrified […]

Animals Offer Us Many Benefits

Pets have many benefits, especially for individuals with special needs. For such individuals, pets provide much more than companionship.

The Human Culture

We started this blog to bring awareness to Usher Syndrome, mostly in an effort to prepare the world for Rebecca, to tell as many people about her and her syndrome as possible to help provide her with a future of inclusion.  We try to keep away from blogging about the negative side of raising a […]

A Big Decision

Who would have thought at two years old an important decision about school would be so eminent? Tomorrow Beth and I will sit with all of Becca’s service coordinators, doctors, and representatives from the school and the state.  All told there will be around ten people descending on the Lacourse household to discuss Rebecca’s educational […]

A busy few weeks!!

It’s been quite a while since our last blog post.  We have been so busy.  We took the girls to Disney in November just before Thanksgiving, made it through the holidays, and then it was off to Vegas!  It’s been a busy few months! Disney was quite a trip!  Aside from the typical challenges of […]