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