On July 20, my daughter Liz and I shared our stories in the powerful No Limits Theater Group production of "Silent-No-More" to a sold out show at the Long Island Children's Museum. My daughter Liz shared her story of what it was like to grow up deaf in a hearing world and about her dreams of becoming a film director. I was asked to provide a parent's perspective. I am so thankful to Michelle Christie the founder of No Limits for asking us to participate in this groundbreaking show. I spoke from the heart about what it was like to be a musician raising a deaf daughter. To learn more about the fabulous No Limits Theater Group visit www.nolimitsfordeafchildren.org It's taken a few days for me to gather my thoughts about this amazing evening. If you are looking for a worthy charity to support donate to the No Limits for Deaf Children Organization. In addition to the theater program No Limits runs a speech therapy program that allows low-income children in Los Angeles to receive the free speech therapy they need to develop good listening skills with their hearing devices.
- Thanks to all of the No Limits Theater Group Long Island alumni for having the courage to share your inspiring stories about what it was like to grow up with a hearing loss. Liz, Grace, Henry, Samantha, Alexis, Jonathon, Francesca, and Stephanie you are all amazing!!!!
- Thanks to Michelle Christie and Eileen Nelson for your efforts to gather and write a show about all these amazing kids experiences about growing up with a hearing loss. You have enriched our lives. I am so proud to be a part of the No Limits family.
- Thanks to Newsday for writing this amazing article about the production and for getting the word out! Here is the Link for the Newsday Article Teens with hearing Loss Perform at LICM
- Thanks to everyone for coming out to sell out the show. Thanks to Steve Germano who directed many of the Long Island No Limits Shows over the years, as well as the audioligists, social workers, speech pathologists, friends and family who came out to make this a magical celebration of what is possible for kids growing up with a hearing loss today. Thanks to Jim Packard at the LICM for providing a stage and allowing us all to share this full circle moment!