Friday, June 14, 2013

When educating a deaf five-year-old meant sending him 868 miles from home

In honor of father's day, essayist Bob Brody writes about his father in a post on the Atlantic. He writes in part:
Bob Brody's Dad
Bob Brody's Dad
Ultimately, then, my father learned to make do with his hearing loss. He never told me what those years away from his parents and two sisters felt like. He left me to imagine how lonely he must have felt, how homesick and abandoned, almost orphaned. Indeed, he never spoke a word against his parents about having been a five-year-old boy sent 800 miles away for 10 years. He felt nothing but gratitude for getting the opportunity to better himself.
Read more here.