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Deaf Like Me Reaction Paper Deaf Like Me is an emotional tale of developmental hardship In more ways than one the story carried me on an emotional roller coaster I was upset through most of the readings but there were parts when I could not stop laughing Throughout the book Lynnss parents struggle to make their deaf child seem normal in a world where speech is normal Lynn was not a speaker In the beginning I was sad to learn that Louise was pregnant and had been infected with German measles She knew that German Measles could affect her child in many ways The child could have been born blind deaf without some body part arm leg fingers toes or all of the above Knowing that information Louise made a difficult choice to continue her pregnancy Though she asked questions about aborting she did not pursue it That brought such a relief to me It was a tough decision to make and one I have never faced I was glad she looked to her husband for reassurance before making a mistake After Lynn was born everyone including the doctors characterized her as a normal healthy baby Her parents were proud to learn that after all the hurt changes and decisions they went through over the past nine months the baby came out with all her limbs fingers and toes Lynn was going to live a normal life like other children The story took a turn when they discovered Lynn was deaf and began trying to make her speak and lip read I was hurt angry and saddened all at the same time I begin thinking that Lynn did not deserve that kind of treatment How could her parents do that to her shes just a baby What kind of parents are they anyway to take their child through such turmoil Then I realized Lynn needed some type of intervention to be
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