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Hockey mom’s deafness pushed her boys to be better

By Evan Radford

2018 Kim White
The Wiesblatts pose for a photo on the backyard deck of a friend's home in Calgary on July 18. They include siblings Orca, Ozzy (standing from left), Oceania, Ocean, Oasiz and their mother, Kim White.

CALGARY—While most young hockey players might expect a stern scolding from their parents after a game for taking a penalty, the Wiesblatt boys usually get it from their mother the moment they step in the box — even if she’s 200 feet away.

Their mom, Kim White, uses American Sign Language.

She has been deaf since birth; she’s always used ASL to communicate with her four boys and one daughter.

Read more: https://www.thestar.com/calgary/2018/07/23/hockey-moms-deafness-pushed-her-boys-to-be-better.html

Source: The Star Calgary

Photo credit - Evan Radford/StarMetro Calgary

 
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