Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Rachel's Raising Cain

AND I DON'T BLAME HER. Rachel (for my family or anyone who may not know) is a young adult who wears cochlear implants as does her little sister. There is a servcie called deafread.com where many of us who are either deaf or have deaf children are members of and it's just a blog listing. It's very organized and we can get up in the mornings and read all the latest deaf related headlines from the one spot (although plenty of people are not members who have good blogs to read too!I have them bookmarked) Many of my blog entries have made it to the front page at times and many have not. Rachel is a very succesful ci girl who has won many educational awards in her time. It would take me a full post to name all of her successes. But that's not even the point. The point is that I had to remove myself as a listing member because they booted Rachel for being a Cochlear VOLUNTEER. They think that she's got Cochlear funding to run her blog and since I too am a Cochlear volunteer, I know that is not true. It saddens me that they booted her w/out even trying to clarify the matter. I too had not disclosed that I was a Cochlear volunteer(yet I wasn't booted)...so as dishonest as they tried to make Rachel feel, I felt obligated to remove my diceitful self off their listing. Many have come out to support Rachel and I'm very glad they have. She has very strong views and maybe that is a threat for some people. I think they were wrong to remove her blog and I know how tough she is, what makes Rachel mad, makes her stronger. So we should be seeing a lot more from her and Elizabeth one of the co authors of www.cochlearimplantonline.com . Gottcha saved girls, and I will be reading.

5 comments:

elizabeth said...

Thanks for your support, Val!

Abbie said...

Amen Val!! I'm leaving there too.

Valerie said...

Me too Val. I just posted my last post on DeafRead.

Boult said...

Did you mean to say "Raising Cain" ?

Val said...

Yes, I was in a huge hurry, getting ready for my vacation.