Thursday, February 8, 2018

America has its First Female Deaf Mayor

Amanda Folendorf is the new mayor of Angels Camp, California—a little town east of San Francisco. Amanda was "born with a rare birth defect called diaphragmatic hernia and the 31-year-old had to take medications as a baby that ultimately damaged her hearing," KOVR-TV (CBS-13) reports. She can pick up some low-frequency noises and has some skill at reading lips. But the former Miss Deaf California says a team of sign language interpreters helps her execute her duties as mayor. “Hearing impaired and disability, I’m trying to throw that label out. We’re no different than anyone else; we just can’t hear," Folendorf said. Here's a video report:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations. Great effort. Now the work begins.