Tag Archives: Family
Pets have many benefits, especially for individuals with special needs. For such individuals, pets provide much more than companionship.
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 […]
Beth and I have been reading a book titled, “No Barriers” authored by Erik Weihenmayer. Erik is an adventurer who is telling his story about kayaking the Grand Canyon and also discusses his adventures of hiking Mt. Everest. He is also vice president of the board of the not for profit, No barriers USA, which began […]
My experience as a parent of a disabled child.
Rebecca is doing her part to help find a cure. The Foundation Fighting Blindness reached out to us to ask if they could use her story and her pictures in their latest campaign to raise funds to help find a cure. We were of course happy to help and love the way the email campaign […]
I was driving home from the office the other day thinking of the day we found out that Rebecca would lose her vision and how hopeless we felt during those first few weeks. We were hoping for a cure but mostly we were preparing for her to lose her vision. When we started the blog […]
Is ASL a Language? A regular question that comes up when raising a deaf child. It comes up when talking with friends, with family, with other parents, when talking with doctors and specialists, and it comes up during her developmental assessments. It’s a question I may have asked prior to having a deaf child, after […]
The other day a Facebook memory showed up from when Rebecca was only a few months old. Beth created the post and it was a picture of Rebecca with a caption saying that she could not wait until the day Rebecca could hear her tell her how much she loved her. When I saw […]
Jake’s cousin Molly is a Junior at Fairhaven High School. Molly is taking a Media Production Class, and for a Photojournalism project she decided to do an interview on us and Usher Syndrome. Molly is nominated for two student New England Emmy Awards, and she wants to go on to major in Communications. Although we […]
Today was the day we’ve been anxiously waiting for for almost a year, Rebecca’s Activation Day. We went into the appointment very nervous, yet so excited! Reagan wanted her voice to be the first one Rebecca heard, and so it was. Rebecca was busy playing with toys when they turned her CI’s on, and […]