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"You end up in this medical scene, I almost forget to enjoy having my child."
Van Kampen-Bolier Family
"At first, very small things could make me incredibly sad."
"Your first thought is: the world is ending. But it's not ending, another world just opens itself up."
"The realization really hit us: we're responsible for this now."
"Would he ever be able to hear music, or the rain beating against the window? That was quite important to me."
"Sometimes I feel belittled as a deaf person."
"I love having a deaf child, that's hard to explain."
"The first year was very busy, so many appointments. We barely had time to enjoy it."
"I think bonding and interacting with your child is the most important thing."
"We're religious, and I immediately noticed this having an effect on my faith."
"Now that I see how happy they are, I worry a lot less."
"It's important for children to be able to be themselves."
"Our parents gave us confidence: you're great, just the way you are."
"It was really kind of a relief when we heard Emiel was deaf."
"What can I do now?"
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