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Michael Lizarraga: Divison I's Only Deaf Basketball Player by Megan S. Posted Wed 12 Jan 2011 12:12pm Those of you who have been reading my blog for awhile might remember that over the past couple years I have become a basketball fan. My in-laws have been Phoenix Suns fans for a long time, but I only recently began to watch the games regularly and take the time to understand the rules and get to "know" the players. I've written before about so ... Read on »
First Deaf NBA Basketball Player Lance Allred Cut by Drew's Dad . Patient Expert Posted Fri 10 Oct 2008 1:19pm I just heard on the radio that Lance Allred, the first deaf NBA basketball player was cut by the Cleveland Cavaliers. We wrote about him in March when Lance was first signed by the Cavs and then later detailing his battle with bigotry and discrimination. Lance is currently writing a book detailing his life growing up in a polygamist sect i ... Read on »
Cochlear Implant College Basketball Player Greg White by Drew's Dad . Patient Expert Posted Tue 01 Feb 2011 7:37pm Greg White's college basketball coach had no idea he was deaf.  Because Greg hears so well with his cochlear implants, his coach assumed that his player was simply ignoring him during practice one day.  It took a teammate telling the coach that Greg was deaf for the coach to know! Mark Znidar of the Columbus Dispatch writes: White's hearin ... Read on »
Cochlear Implant College Basketball Player by Christina M. Patient Expert Posted Wed 09 Feb 2011 12:23pm Many thanks to Drew's Mom  for sharing this story from The Columbus Dispatch. I always enjoy reading about CI athletes. This player uses a hearing aid AND a CI (just like Christian). White, a key player for Ohio Wesleyan, doesn't let hearing problem define him Saturday, January 29, 2011  02:52 AM CHRIS RUSSELL | DISPATCHOhio Wesleyan f ... Read on »
Lance Allred Cavs Update by Drew's Dad . Patient Expert Posted Fri 17 Oct 2008 9:00pm On Tuesday I posted about Lance Allred, the NBA's first deaf basketball player. Since then, I ran across another article on him which detailed his struggles in getting to his sport's highest level. Most of this article details the difficulty that "minor league" basketball players go through in scraping up enough money to live (and mention ... Read on »
Know your RIGHTS as a Deaf/ Hard of Hearing Person by Danielle N. Patient Expert Posted Mon 09 Aug 2010 5:10pm I hope you all are enjoying your summer and staying cool! It is so hot here in NY. Time sure does fly by quickly I cannot believe summer is almost over. My best friend who is profoundly deaf ask me for help. She wants to volunteer somewhere and they wont provide an interpreter for her. I was furious when she told me this. I contacted the America ... Read on »
Games for deaf and hearing children by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted Tue 10 May 2011 12:54pm By Tina Turbin, multi-award-winning children’s author As a children’s author and literacy advocate, I stress the importance of reading to both deaf and hearing children. That’s why I made my Danny the Dragon children’s series available to both hearing and deaf children with my Danny the Dragon DVD and iPad app, which include ... Read on »
DEAFNESS, DOG HATS, AND PET TRUSTS.... by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted Sun 27 Feb 2011 12:00am Wow, did we get a good response to last week's intro on letting your pets sleep in your bed with you!  Most respondents claimed they have been doing this for years and never experienced any problems.  Only a few e-mails indicated the pet owners were of the opinion that perhaps they should consider stopping this activity.  The most interesting ... Read on »
12 Year Old Jordan Writes on Being Deaf by Jodi Cutler Del Dottore Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 23 Feb 2009 9:36pm Jordan's Essay (translated from Italian to English) for a writing competition with the title of the competition being: Different Yet The Same   I was born deaf. And, I was born in the USA. These two things make me very different from other people. I began going to speech therapy when I was twelve months old, four times a week. I hated i ... Read on »
Born Deaf for a Reason by Jodi Cutler Del Dottore Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 11 Dec 2009 1:33pm   One week after Jordan was diagnosed as being profoundly Deaf, I dreamt of him asking me for three pieces of pizza. I never doubted he would speak. I just never imagined that thirteen years later he would speak to the mother of a newly diagnosed Deaf child. During the holiday pep talk I had with my friend the other day, she asked me t ... Read on »