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Bridging the language gap between the Deaf and the Hearing

Bridging the gap between the Deaf and the Hearing.

  All funds raised will go towards teaching the Hearing Sign Language
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Approximately 1,000,000 people in the US are Deaf. 90% are born to Hearing parents and are unable to communicate. What happens to them?? 1. The families learn a form a Home Sign Language. 2. The Deaf child feels are isolated. 3. The Deaf child gets Cochlear implants and are distanced from their native language.

My name is Selina and I am what you call a SODA a sibling of a Deaf Adult. My sister Roxanne was born profoundly Deaf to Hearing parents. My parents did not know how to raise a Deaf child and never learned true Sign Language. We adapted a form of Home Sign Language similiar to charades. It left Roxanne feeling lonely, misunderstood and not cared for. After losing connection with my sister then reconnecting at my Dads funeral and not being unable to communicate the emotions we were going through I knew there was a need for change. I needed to be able to fully understand what Roxanne was saying in HER language and I needed her to know that she was important enough to me to go through the steps to learn this beautiful language.  This brought forth the idea of Deaf Heartbeat American Sign Language Classes. Our Mission is to teach the Hearing Sign Language and how to communicate with the Deaf. Ultimately bridging the gap between the two.

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