Catherine White: My memories of growing up as a child of Deaf parents in Ireland
There are moments in life that can change you forever.
That moment for me happened in July 1987 at the World Federation of the Deaf Congress in Helsinki, Finland.
A small little man approached me in the middle of thousands of Deaf and hearing people from all over the world and said “You come from a Deaf family don’t you”.
How could he have known? What did I say or do that caused him to say that? I later found out that this gentleman was Lou Fant of Sesame Street fame, who also had Deaf parents. I was stunned and intrigued and decided to follow him!