Sophie's Spotlight on Jade

Jade is 11-years-old and wears one hearing aid, but she isn’t the only person in her family with hearing loss. Like Jade, her youngest sister also has unilateral hearing loss, and both her dad and her 8-year-old sister have bilateral hearing loss. Jade is a great role model for her younger sisters. Her dad describes her as loyal, passionate, intelligent, and wonderful! She excels in the mainstream setting, is fluent in Mandarin Chinese (WOW!), and is also a talented musician, studying violin for six years. Jade learned the Suzuki Method, which means she learns songs by hearing them. Her hearing loss certainly doesn’t slow her down! Her dad says, “Before becoming a father for the first time,

Inspiration Station: Dear Evan Hansen

“Don’t waste any time trying to be like anybody but yourself because the things that make you strange are the things that make you powerful.” - Ben Platt Acceptance speech for Best Actor in Broadway’s Dear Evan Hansen at the 2017 Tony Awards #2017 #tonys #tonys #tonyawards #broadway #musicals #theater #theatre #entertainment #music #art #actor #benplatt #platt #dearevanhansen #strange #powerful #different #beyourself #unique #special