jenny & sue
familyJenny repeated her references to her "core" group of friends. She has know this group for fifteen plus years and they are, to her, a real family. They are more important to her than biological family because they share the communicative medium of sign language. Jenny's family has not learned American Sign Language, neither has Sue's. Jenny's hearing is such that she can, in her own words, "get the gist of most phone conversations." But her parents never learned to communicate with her in sign. Jenny insists that her family has been extremely supportive and yet I have to wonder why they never learned to sign.
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