Recently, I started a Discuss With Me series because I really love engaging with my blogging community. I love reading each and everyone of my followers’ comments. They really make my day brighter! Last Discuss with Me, I wanted to know: if you could be a spokesperson for any makeup brand which one would you pick. I thought it was a lot of fun reading what you all had to say to this question. So I decided to continue this series of posts. Well, my new question for this week is…
Would you rather be deaf or blind? You can’t say neither by the way!!!!!
I know this isn’t really makeup related, but I thought it would be an interesting question to ask.
My answer is I would rather be deaf. When I was a baby (2 months old), I got Spinal Meningitis. I luckily survived without any problems. But, my parents later shared with me that if I was 2 weeks older, they would have had to give me a different antibiotic and that would most likely make me deaf. I am really lucky! At that same time, there was another baby that wasn’t as lucky as I was. My parents have told me that they thank the doctor that they brought me to because he saved my life. Therefore, he is my hero! I’ve never met this doctor. But, my parents believe that if they would have brought me to a different doctor, I may not be here. I ended up having a 105.4 F temperature or 40.8 C and an IV in my head.
Here are some pictures of my scrap book that my mom made. My brothers made me a nice card!
One of my favorite shows is called, “Switched at Birth.” One of the main characters became deaf after meningitis. I think that is what really got me intrigued with this show. Since this show, I have bought an American Sign Language book, and right now, I am working on learning the alphabet.
Also, if you have been watching Dancing with the Stars, the contestant Amy Purdy, who is a US Paralympic Team Snowboarder, lost her legs by contracting a form of bacterial meningitis. She now has prosthetic legs and I think that it is amazing that she can dance like that! I know this doesn’t have to do with being deaf or blind. I just thought I would share that with you!
I think that being blind would be really hard. Not being able to see things and the beauty of this world would be harder for me. If I lost my hearing, playing my flute and my guitar would not be the same. I also listen to music quite frequently. But, I would rather give that up, than not being able to see. A favorite movie of mine is called, “At First Sight” and it is based on a true story about a blind man. If you haven’t seen it, I recommend it. It is a little long, but worthwhile in the end.
Comment down below and let me know what you would choose.