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    I need #Prayer

    Hello, I just joined. I’m Laurel.

    I had #Surgery on Wednesday for a #Cataract in my right eye. I had surgery on my left eye 2 weeks before. I have #Fibromyalgia , #chronicvertigo , #Deaf left ear and #HOH #HardOfHearing in my right ear, #MDD , #Anxiety , along with many other medical issues. My left eye was nice & easy. My right eye got a scratch on it in the first 24 hours, It has yet to focus. I have antibiotic eye drops along with the 2 anti-inflammatory drops. So many drops!

    I want my sight back so I can drive our daughter around. We #adopted our 2children from Russia in 2004. Our daughter has #FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome). She is afraid to drive, so she still lives with us. Without sight, even with glasses, I can’t drive Gabby around. Please #Pray for my sight to become sharper.
    Thank you 😊


    Finally back on this app lost my right hearing aid and have difficulty in hearing with my let one havent gone to work since I cant hear with one hearing aid im fully deaf on both ears 🥺 #Deaf #UsherSyndrome #fulldeaf

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    Happy National ASL Day!

    Today is National ASL Day! 🤟🏻🤟🏼🤟🏽🤟🏾🤟🏿

    Did you know that the American School for the Deaf opened in Hartford, Connecticut on April 15, 1817?

    “There, teachers and students worked together and, by intermingling Native American Signs, French Sign Language, and even Martha’s Vineyard Sign Language, American Sign Language (ASL) was born.”

    National ASL Day is celebrated every year on April 15. This day celebrates and honors American Sign Language. ASL serves as the main sign language of Deaf groups in the United States.

    Growing up hearing impaired, I learned some sign language from a good friend of mine who is deaf. She and her family and friends taught me many things that I utilized and was greatly helpful. A few years ago, my grandmother lived in a building for deaf and blind seniors, I had the wonderful opportunity of communicating with them through ASL and connecting with them on a personal level due to my own circumstances of being hearing impaired and legally blind. Last year, I took some online/remote classes through the Helen Keller National Center and one of them was for communications, where I expanded my knowledge of sign language and learned more. I even got to learn about haptic signs and tactile sign language which I would greatly benefit from due to my blindness. I am so grateful for all the people I have learned more from and am so excited to teach others about ASL!

    This day is a great opportunity to celebrate and learn more about sign language.

    Do you or someone you know uses sign language? Ask them to teach you some words and phrases. You never know when it may be useful!

    Image Description: A light blue background with National American Sign Language Day April 15 in white font. On the bottom left corner of the image in a large white circle is a cartoon hand doing a sign for I love you.

    #ASL #ASLDay #AmericanSignLanguage #NationalASLDay #NationalASLDay2022 #NationalAmericanSignLanguageDay #Inclusion #inclusionmatters #Accessibility #Language #Awareness #Deaf #DeafBlind #HearingLoss #HearingImpaired #Communication #Celebration #AmericanSchoolForTheDeaf #DeafCommunity #Opportunity #Love #people #communications #Students #Student #learning #AccessibilityForAll #AccessibilityMatters #Inclusivity #Inclusive #DeafCommunity #DeafAwareness #SignLanguage

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    Mental health challenges within the deaf community

    We are aware of mental health struggles but what about those struggles within different communities?

    On today's podcast episode, I speak with Kellina Powell. Kellina went deaf at the age of 4. As she got older she began to struggle with her mental health due to bullying and discrimination. She found it difficult to find deaf or hard of hearing mental health providers. Kellina now dedicates her life to being a mental health advocate for the deaf community. She explains the unique mental health challenges the deaf community faces. Listen to this episode to learn more about mental health within the deaf and what we can do to support and spread awareness.

    #DeafCommunity #Deaf #MentalHealthAwareness #podcastepisode #MentalHealth #mentalhealthpodcast


    Angel Therapy

    Over the past two weeks, I have consistantly been running into the topic of Angel Therapy. Generally, when these types of occurances happen to me, it is some realm of existance attempting to enlighten me. It doesn’t matter to me what name one elects to assign to this occurance be it spiritual, universal, a religious, or alternative health care. It only matters that I pay attention!

    I decided I needed to research Angel Therapy. I simply can’t tolerate having a conversation with myself and not knowing what I am talking about. Angel Therapy has existed since the 1980s. There are actually Angel Therapy practitioners. It is a art form connected to Reiki Therapy in some manner but a non-denominational method of connecting with our angels. This type of therapy, requires one to be open minded about ones angel beliefs. So, the researching is underway.

    Since joining The Mighty, I have been plagued with one consistent thought. That is how do we stop the pain and fatigue that is robbing us of all life’s quality. I must take pause and explore this topic. I now seek Mighties who have heard of this therapy and are a bit or largely knowledgable about Angel Therapy and or tried Angel therapy. Share what you know of this modality.

    #Rheumadoid Arthritis, #SystemicLupusErythematosus #PsoriaticArthritis #CrohnsDisease #UlcerativeColitis #Upallnight #Disability #BipolarDepression #ServiceDogs #communityleader #Deaf #VisualImpairment #MentalHealth #ChronicPain #AutoimmuneDisease #RareDisease


    Clear face masks!

    Hi everyone Intellitext owner Randi Hecht Castro kindly just emailed me a link for clear face masks for us deaf, hard of hearing types! #LipReading #Deaf #HearingLoss #Typewell #CART #livecaptions


    Ending #beyondunkind discrimination in New York City

    2021 means New York City mayoral and City Council races. The contenders for Mayor's office have demonstrated they are all ableists that will take the typical Governor Andrew Cuomo #beyondunkind hire a token cripple and all the problems are solved approach. None of them appear to have the slightest grasp of#livecaptions . If they cannot Effectively Communicate to #Deaf and hard of hearing New Yorkers during thier campaigns, why should Dianne Morales, Eric Adams, Scott Stringer allowed to run? #CriptheVote #disabilityjustice #stopevv


    On the road to hearing!

    Had an audiologist appointment this morning. I’ve been thinking a long time about getting hearing aids and if it was the right decision for me. Decided to go through with it today. They’ll be ready in a couple weeks! I’m excited but still a tiny bit nervous. But I’m looking forward to potentially hearing things I haven’t heard in a really long time. #HearingLoss #HearingAids #HardOfHearing #Deaf

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    #crutches #embrace #Selfacceptance #coffee #ChronicFatigue

    I make no apologies for my crutches I use to help my #ChronicPain , #Depression & #Fatigue . in fact I embrace them & am very grateful for them. #Caffeine #cigarettes #vitaminb-12 (I'd smoke #MedicalMarijuana ( was approved. over a year ago in April & even have a card ) but #THC messes with my #Schizophrenia & I get tense , intense, #stressed & #anxious , & sometimes even slightly #Paranoid . So I suffer taking meds for #Pain that are actually psyche #meds that hardly make a dent. (#Gabapentin ) #my Life #sucks so the ppl that #criticize & put me #down for smoking cigs can go to heck for voicing their #ignorant #Judgemental #opinions . which they so freely #Voice regarding my smoking & high #Caffeine intake. I am not afraid of #Death & in fact , welcome & #Pray for it, have felt this way all my life. Ppl need to face their own #Demons , faults & weaknesses instead of constantly distracting themselves by getting into other ppls business. I #ignore them . I am #Deaf to their assinine stayements. I #mentally float away & I do what #helps my #Nerves (I inherited bad nerves (#physical AND #emotional ) & that helps me cope with a #Life I #live as a #Prisoner doing time. It's just a waiting #Game , Just A matter of #time .


    Does anyone know of programs that help you pay for cochlear implants?

    Hello, my name is Jax. I struggle with #Singlesideddeafness . I was born without hearing on my left side and have payed for a BAHA (bone anchored hearing aid) implant by Cochlear Americas. Years ago. I had it implanted and it got infected. I now wear it with a head band. It is very old and has begun to stop working. Unfortunately, since the version of the BAHA that I have is so outdated, I’m unable to get it fixed. Buying the sound processor alone without the implantation surgery would not be covered by insurance. Although the surgery would be. Since surgery is not an option right now I was wondering if anyone knows of any programs or services that help families pay for cochlear implants? #CochlearImplants #Deaf #HardOfHearing #hearingimpared