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I Woke up Deaf One Day in April: Here’s What I Learned

How I learned the importance of patience and sign language.

Woman smiling and signing while facing a laptop in a cafe
Photo by cottonbro from Pexels

Four months ago to this day, I woke up without being able to hear.

I didn’t notice at first; I rolled over, opened my phone and checked my notifications. My alarm alerted me it had gone off 7 times already. No big deal, I wake up late all the time.

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Natalia Packwood

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