well Rick has his own entry [Hi Rick] earlier in the blog.
As of now [6 November] I've also met two, maybe three recipients at the speech-reading class [Better Hearing Australia at Concord, mondays] [Hi to all the gang there!!]
Today I also chatted [Skype] with another contact - Felicity in Adelaide. She manages the webpages for the Cochlear Awareness Network. You can read her story on their website. She was deaf for a long time before the implant was recommended and the op done just a few years ago. Her story is very touching, but a real triumph over adversity.
I have initiated contact to meet the deaf-from-birth child and father trumpet duo. The go-between has been alerted and contact will be established at some point in the next month or so. Watch the blog!
Now, don't forget to acknowledge your very existence by completing the very quick, very simple, non-spam-generating, non-identity-thieving access poll. How else would I know you're there? I CAN'T HEAR YOU!!