My youngest William is my only deaf/hard of hearing child. He was born with moderate to severe sensorineural hearing loss bilaterally. We were completely new at this and still are but we are learning ASL. I want him to know he will always have a way to communicate with us.I continue to try and find every resource I can to help me learn about deaf culture and ASL. He knows over 300-400 signs. This days it’s harder to keep track. He will be 3 in September and hopefully will be attending our local Deaf school in the fall.
Are you inspired by William’s Story?
William’s smiles got me right away! He has this glow in all the pictures I saw of him. I decided to have him flexing his muscles as if signing “strong” with both arms. When I saw him wearing the Captain America t-shirt, I knew it was a great option to add it to the painting as well. I think he’s a cutie, what do you think?