Originally Posted by Anij
ME too!! I'm 30 now ... so she was there when I was little
Of course... I had to keep it "hidden" from everyone that it meant the WHOLE WORLD to me that there was someone even a little like me on tv ! ... it still does actually - seeing Linda Bove on Sesame Street showed me that I didn't have to be embarrassed ... and THAT ... that changed my whole world.
Oh, I agree. It was so wonderful for deaf children to have that experience. It brought tears to my eyes to see my son so excited, and I know that it meant as much to other deaf kids as it did him. To think that the majority of a deaf kid's experience is spent watching hearing people, and thinking that they must try to emulate them, and then to have that one bright spot that gives the message..."Hey, its okay to be deaf!" No matter how many times I told my son the same thing, the message he got that morning seeing Linda Bove was more powerful than any of my words because it came from someone, like he said "Same me!"