My Name is Rebecca (Becca) Vach. I am a Parent Guide for Hands and Voices Guide by Your Side for families in Western Nebraska. In addition, I also work for the Department of Health and Human Services as a Program Specialist. My husband and I have two children, a 7-year-old daughter named Bristol and a 4-year-old son named Brayton. Brayton has mild to moderate, bilateral sensorineural hearing loss and wears hearing aids. We found out about Brayton’s hearing loss when he was two years old and are uncertain if he was born with it or if it was late onset due to ototoxic medications he received as a newborn. Brayton is currently attending Pre-school and is on an IEP with the school district. He loves to ride his dirt bike, go-cart, and play with tractors. My goal as a parent guide is to ensure no parent feels alone on this journey.