Triplet Princes and a Princess

Triplet Princes and a Princess

Our journey to hearing with Cormac while living our life with triplet boys and a baby girl.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Cochlear Implant Awareness DaY

Today is Cochlear Implant awareness day.  I am thrilled a day s set aside to recognize this medical miracle.  On a daily basis in a normal day in our lives we have reached the point where it is just "normal".  Cormac is just a typical almost 8 year old.  While it seems just like any other part of our day not one single day goes by that I am not aware of many things.

I am aware Cormac can hear.  Yep, he hears.  My deaf kid hears.

I am aware he is and has been for years above age level in school.

I am aware he was fully reading by the age of four.

I am aware his cochlear implants have made it possible for everyone in our family or everyone we know to communicate with him without my assistance.

I am aware he loves music.

I am aware he loves to talk and tell stories.

I am aware he no longer is a spectator in his own life with his brothers and he is part of the team.

I am aware he loves to goes to school every day and thrives!

I am aware of how hard he has worked to get to where he is today.

I am aware he makes it look easy when I know he has to work harder than other kids to appear the "typical" kid.

I am aware he loves his cochlear implants.

I am aware he knows he is deaf but it does not define him.

I am aware making the decision to have him implanted was the single best decision I have ever made in my life.

I am aware anything is possible for him and he has NO LIMITS.

I am aware of how amazing Ciaran and Colin have been in the entire process.  They are his best supporters and biggest helpers.

I am aware Cormac is surrounded by children all day who love him.  His classmates are just amazing and he is blessed to have them.

But what I am mostly aware of is even though we are over six years in Cormac's journey not a single day goes by when I am not stopped in my tracks by something just amazing.  He says something or does something and marvel at it.  I am aware the miracle of cochlear implants never, ever gets old!

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