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DeafDigest Mid-Week edition, May 30, 2012

— A “Deaf Duggar Family”

Melody Frink, who just graduated from NTID, told a NTID
staffer that she is from an all-deaf family of 11 children in
Ohio. The children range from age 25 to 6. As we all know,
there are 19 children in the Duggar Family, stars of their
own TV series on the cable network. Is the Frink all-deaf
family the largest in USA? Do not know for sure but
probably so.


— A newspaper prints recipe by a deaf student chef

Jonathan Vargas attends a culinary program in Florida.
He hopes some day soon to become a chef at a nice
restaurant. His recipe for a fruit pie was published
in a Florida newspaper. Is it the first time a newspaper
prints a recipe by a deaf chef? Don’t know.


— Hearing aid waiting list: 5 years, but a big shock!

A deaf woman, Cork, Ireland, needs a hearing aid, but
cannot afford it. Ireland provides free hearing aids for
those in need – but the waiting list is five years. It was
embarrassing for the Irish government, Why? The deaf woman
is 92 years old and has to wait until she is 97 to get the
hearing aid!


— a member of a rock band is a lucky Coda

Ed Chaney, a drummer with the Dead Flowers rock
band, is a lucky Coda. His father owned a deaf devices
business in the basement of his house. One customer, a former
drummer who became deaf because of loud music, saw Ed play
with drums in the living room. They became friends and Ed
learned everything about drumming from him and has become
a good drummer. Currently Ed plays with his band in the
Dallas/Fort Worth area night clubs!


— Famous actor Johnny Depp is not telling the truth

DeafDigest mentioned that famous actor Johnny Depp used ASL badly
when doing a song. He “blamed” his ASL instructor for teaching
him the wrong ASL (signing ‘enemy’ instead of the word ‘Valentine’).
The ASL instructor who taught Depp was Bill Pugin, who is
considered one of Hollywood’s best ASL interpreters. There is no
way Pugin would have given Depp wrong instructions. So Depp
is lying about it.


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