Friday, May 9, 2014

1st Deaf Medical School Grad in WV

Mark Leekoff is making history this weekend. He'll graduate from the West Virginia University medical school and become a neurologist. Leekoff was one of the first kids in the U.S. to get a cochlear implant and tells WTTG-TV, “I'm an ambassador for the deaf community and myself. Through medical school, I have educated people about my hearing loss and everybody's embraced that.” The TV station's video report is posted below.

DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to the new doctor. I do wonder however, how he represents " the Deaf community" as no mention is made of his being involved with ASL or the Deaf community.