Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Dad gets sweet implant tattoo for his deaf daughter

Charlotte Campbell age 6 with her dad Alistair who had a cochlear implant tattooed on his head to support Charlotte who is deaf.

Charlotte, 6, who had her first implant put in at the age of 4 in 2013, has just had her second one put in at Gillies Hospital. In a gesture of support, her father, Alistair Campbell, had his own "implant" tattooed on the left side of his head recently. Mr. Campbell, who had no other tattoos, said he wanted to do it to show her that he could go through a little bit of pain for her too.


As I grew up being hearing impaired, I have always been glued to the TV but not able to follow up with news or movies so one day when my dad came in from an outing, he took the remote and turned on subtitle for me, I was so excited and ever since, I have been depending on subtitles when I want to watch TV or movies because if it is not on, then I would not be able to follow up and I will lose interest soon after.

In Deaf world, we cannot hear what is being said on the TV or Movies so we depend on subtitles and it carry us along too when we are watching along with hearing people. Thanks go to those who initiated subtitles and also to those who have the heart to put the subtitles on TV and movies.