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One of the most touching videos lately was the moment a British woman heard sound for the first time. Joanne Milne suffers of Usher syndrome, a genetic condition that affects both hearing and sight. As reported by the Daily Mail, Joane is deaf since birth and since she was 20 years old she started losing vision.

Watch the video:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7LcNUxcQ8Y

Last month, the lady of 40 years old was operated on to receive a cochlear implant. Milne Gateshead waited for several weeks before the implant could be activated. In the video she emotionally cries and loses her breath when the doctor recites the days of the week. Milne said it was the most "exciting and overwhelming" experience of a lifetime, BBC reported.

The information are on CNN!

Remembering ...

I, Alex Garcia, wrote in 2001 in Revista Educação Especial, n. 18 of UFSM Article:

A SÍNDROME DE USHER E SUAS IMPLICAÇÕES EDUCACIONAIS

USHER SYNDROME E ITS EDUCATIONAL IMPLICATIONS / USHER SYNDROME AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR EDUCATION

The article can be read in this link:

http://cascavel.ufsm.br/revistas/ojs-2.2.2/index.php/educacaoespecial/article/view/5186/3181

In 2008 this article was part of my book "Surdocegueira: Empirica e Científica (Deafblindness: Empirical and Scientific) It is an item that has been read and shared widely in Brazil.

If you want to read you can Google it:

www.google.com.br/?gfe_rd=cr&ei=ulU4U62GE5OBqQXY1YG4Cg#q=A+S%C3%8DNDROME+DE+USHER+E+SUAS+IMPLICA%C3%87%C3%95ES+EDUCACIONAIS+-+ALEX+GARCIA

Although I would might be wrong, this article was the first in Brazil and Latin America addressing the issue and developed by me a deafblind person.

I am about to be 20 years in this struggle called deafblindness. Just a little or almost nothing was assessed deafblindness spite of lots and lots of publications.

This post is just to remind everyone that we deafblind people in the world - we do have a large capacity to develop many things with a quality education, we just need these opportunities!

We are all learners, teachers and performers like Richard Bach said:

Learning is finding out what you already know

Doing is demonstrating that you know it

Teaching is reminding others that they know it as well as you do

We are all learners, doers, and teachers

Regards!

Alex Garcia - Deafblind Brazilian

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