Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Triplets who are Deaf Blind on Dr. Phil Show

Imagine having your hands full with triplets. Now imagine that each of them are deaf blind--your hands would be truly full. Jamie Burke did an interview with the parents, Liz and George Hooker, when the children were close to five years of age: Deafblind Triplet Daughters.

The Hooker family will be featured on the Dr. Phil Show on Wednesday, February 28th, 2007. Check your local listings for the time.

From the Dr. Phil Show listing:

Most parents find raising a child overwhelming enough, but imagine if that child could neither see you, nor hear you. Now imagine having three children like that. Liz is the mother of the only known deafblind triplets in the world. Her three daughters are now 6 years old, but one of the girls is able to communicate at a 2-year-old level, and the other two at only 10-month-old levels. Liz's world is consumed with their 24-hour care, plus the care of her oldest daughter, who is 10 and often times overlooked among the chaos of the triplets. After years of dealing with the girls on her own, a new man stepped into Liz's life to fill the shoes of her ex-husband. George thought he could become Liz's hero, but their relationship has been strained from the start and the stress is tearing them apart. See what a day in Liz and George's lives are like, and the surprises Dr. Phil has in store for them. Plus, meet an inspirational woman who says her world turned from light to dark at the age of 15. She's got a message for George and Liz. Don't miss this heartbreaking and heroic story!



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6 comments:

Alex said...

I'll definitely try to catch this. Usually works out that Dr. Phil comes on right when my son is going down for his morning nap, so I even get to watch it without Alex going up and trying to hit all the buttons on the tv!

Laurie said...

Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. I will have to watch this show today. . .very interesting. Will read your blog over the weekend and get acquainted with you!

Laurie

Anonymous said...

Could someone please record this program and post it on youtube and notify us on deafread.com?

Thanks!

Jolie said...

hi there... Im Jolie from Viewpoints. I saw a comment of yours on Cat's 'I AM' blog entry and thought i would check out your blog.

I have to say as a mother of 2 kids I can only imagine how challenging it is to raise children that can't hear. Your entries are amazing. Thanks for sharing your world to us....

Jo said...

Hi Karen: I'm watching it right now. I record Dr. Phil and all the other talk shows and then watch them when I want.

I don't know the family on TV but I "know" you and am awed by the strength it takes to be in your shoes. jo

Anonymous said...

Wasn't able to tape this. Could someone post a summary please? Make it a separate blog post so I don't miss it on deafread?