Wednesday, June 4, 2008
More on the Rachel Situation and Balls
I'm still so pissed off I can barely make my fingers click the damn keyboard. SEE ABBIE'S Blog, she said everything I would like to say and more. So, now, I'd like to discuss balls...big, hairy fat ones. I have discussed the concept in my blog in reference to my driving maternal desire for my own son to grow himself a fine set.
Rachel has a strong voice, but she is still that little girl born deaf who has had to fight since she was a baby. Doors open and then they slam shut, they open and they slam shut. She got a CI, it failed, she got another CI. She just got stronger and out popped a ball.
If after years and years of raising my son's voice someone shut it down because he was a volunteer to help others raise their voices, I would be Really pissed off. I cannot even imagine what Melissa is thinking right now, but I would be a bit concerned if I were the deafread.com editors. Ain't nothin' like the wrath of a Mother whose child has been scorned.
In Rachel's Post discussing the Advanced Bionics Recall, she wrote:
I’m amazed by how certain people in the deaf community love to nitpick, make possible CI risks a major deal and look at them as a half empty glass while the risks are usually avoidable, fixable, and improvable, and companies, surgeons and audiologists who are committed, and committed parents are willing to take every step necessary to protect the health and well being of CI users. Advanced Bionics voluntarily recalled their devices by sending out letters to all the AB users and was willing to foot the bill out of their pocket for reimplantation. This demonstrates how AB was open about their failure.
Ooooh, sure DOESN'T look like she's biased in favor of Cochlear and I am Sure Cochlear America did not pay her to support Advanced Bionics.
Admitting you made an error takes balls, I'm really hoping that deafread.com editors flash us.