Monday, March 29, 2010

Joey McIntyre Talks About His Son's Hearing Loss

Joey McIntyre is the youngest member of New Kids on the Block. (Just hearing that name brought back a ton of memories from elementary school. So many kids had crushes on somebody from that group!) He has two children, Griffin and Rhys, who was born just three months ago.

In this People interview, Joey talks about how Rhys failed a hearing test at the hospital and has been diagnosed with severe hearing loss. He got hearing aids at one month old and they are waiting to see if he would benefit from cochlear implants. It's a wonderful article, really capturing the spirit and love of Rhys's family. Reading about Joey and his wife Barrett's reaction to the news reminded me a lot of what my parents always told me they thought of my hearing loss. And this quote from Barrett really made me smile:

"Rhys' hearing loss won’t stop him from doing anything. That's not to say his first day of school or when he goes to high school, I won't be sick; it's hard enough to go to school with curly hair and a zit. But he'll be so cool that hopefully he won't have a problem with it."

(via Live. Love. Hear.)

11 comments:

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