This is Carys Jackson, my beautiful, straight-talking, dog-loving, deaf niece. My sister-in-law, Elaine, told me a story about coming up the stairs and hearing Carys talking to herself in her bedroom. This is what she heard Carys say:
"It doesn't matter what you look like. It doesn't matter what you sound like. It doesn't matter if you can't hear. What matters is how you treat people in the world."
Elaine said, "The kid is my moral compass, hands down."