|Chance waiting for his next group of students|
Linda called our home to talk to Chance a few days later and the captions weren't working so he was having a hard time understanding her. Chance's dad got on the phone and explained that Chance was having a hard time on the phone that day due to the lack of captioning and could he relay the message. Then Linda said,"I didn't realize Chance was deaf!"
Chance's implants were obviously not the first thing she noticed about Chance during the job interview. She didn't seem to notice them at all. When Chance first went into interview, I remember thinking that I hoped whoever interviewed him realized that he was fully capable to ref soccer and that his deafness would not interfere
with his ability to do that at all. Apparently, my wish was granted as Linda didn't even realize that Chance was deaf.
Chance wears a pin on the backpack he takes to work that says,"Ask me about my implants." Obviously he is not shy about talking about them. I just want people to see Chance for who he is and not focus on what they think he might not be able to do because he is deaf. Apparently, people are doing just that:)
|Chance getting wild and crazy with his brother and cousins.|