Tag Archives: Parenting
Building a haptic watch for Rebecca while she is going through cochlear implant revision surgery to enhance our ability to communicate.
We found out today that both of Rebecca’s cochlear implants need to be ex-planted and re-implanted. We are heartbroken. The feelings are bringing me back to a time not too long ago when Rebecca had not yet heard a single sound. She hadn’t heard a bird chirp, her sisters laugh, or her mom tell her […]
Did you know you have the potential to change the world? It starts with finding your one, and I want to tell you about how I found my one and how that led me to create a not for profit called, Adapt the World Labs. I am the dad of two beautiful children, one who was born with […]
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.
When a child is born you worry about everything regardless if the child is born with a disability or not. In the end we find out its really not that hard, there are certainly no shortage of products out there today that make out lives tremendously easier. I mean take for instance the diaper genie, […]
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 […]