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10-year-old Mitchel Watterson came into StoryCorps with his mother, Debbie, in Atascadero, CA.
In this piece, Debbie asks Mitchel about his relationship with his younger sister, Bridget, who is deaf.
NPR's Morning Edition 12/11/09
DW: When Bridget was a little less than a year old we knew that she had a hearing problem. So what did that do to your life?
MW: Well on one hand, you get to meet so many other hearing impaired people that you would have never known if your sister wasn’t deaf. But people will make fun of her in school and she’ll come home and she’s all upset about it. And when kids are making fun of her I usually just tell her that some of them think that it’s actually kinda cool that she gets to learn sign language and they’re actually kind of jealous because she gets to do all this fun stuff.
DW: So basically just try to make it into a positive.
MW: Yeah, like she’s special.
DW: Yeah. So I know you probably don’t remember this but when you were four you went and sat on Santa’s lap and Santa asked you want you wanted for Christmas.
MW: I told him that I wanted my sister to be able to hear and...
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Intro and OutroINTRO:
Time now for StoryCorps. Across the country people are sitting down to talk with someone they know... and this project records those conversations.
10-year-old Mitchel Watterson (WATER-son) was interviewed by his mother, Debbie.
She wanted to ask him about being an older brother to his sister, Bridget, who is deaf.OUTRO:
Debbie Watterson with her son, Mitchel, in Atascadero Atascadero is (Ah-TASK-ah-DARE-oh), CA.
Their recording will be archived along with ALL StoryCorps interviews at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.
The podcast is at NPR Dot ORG
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