Hello, my name is Teresa McEvoy. My husband Scott and I have three children, ages 16 to 26. All three of our children are deaf. Like most parents of deaf children, neither Scott nor I have any history of hearing loss in our families. Each of our children have a cochlear implant and all use spoken language and sign language. Our family has been active in the Hands and Voices organization since its beginning here in Nebraska. Scott and I have found the relationships we developed with families who have deaf or hard of hearing children have truly been a blessing to us as parents and to our children. I look forward to being a parent guide and the opportunity to meet more Nebraska families with deaf or hard of hearing families.