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Reflection on Train Go Sorry

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I think that one of the passages that stood out to me the most so far in Train Go Sorry was on page 81. The author's grandfather, Sam, is in the hospital and it is clear that the hospital is not being accomodating to his deaf needs. They will not let the father serve as an interpreter and no other interpreter is coming in to help. This means that Sam is unsure of what is going on and the doctors are unable to communicate with him easily.

Previously, Leah portrayed deafness as almost a priveledge in the idea that you would be part of this amazing community. However, this passage shows that by coming outside of the deaf community it can be challenging and you may be much less supported. In the first reading we did, Leah repeatedly noted how she wished she could be deaf to be more a part of the deaf community. In this hospital, however, it is not exactly a gift to be deaf.