Two days ago a mom contacted the Italian forum. Her five month old son had just had his second ABR that indicated profound bilateral sensorineural hearing loss. She was looking for information on the cochlear implant. I responded to her, and she wrote, "Jodi, we know each other! I was the woman who worked with the Italian publishing company that published Rally Caps. I read the book, so when they told me about my son's diagnosis, I was prepared."
I called my speech therapist to ask her if she could help this family and she said of course. She then told me that she has four new babies under the age of nine months. Unbelievable...the screening is working in Grosseto.
This family's journey will be very, very different than ours. She already knows of all of the possibilities that exist for her son in the year 2011, and she has got an entire forum of support to guide her in this journey.
And it all started with Jordan.