Nicole Vacher

Parent Guide

Nicole@hvnm.org

Nicole grew up in a military familly and has lived all over the world, including Spain.  She now makes Albuquerque her home with her two boy, ages 5 and 6. Her oldest son was born at 25 weeks (6 months), and was such a tiny little fighter!  No one in the family's history was deaf, so she had no reason to suspect that down the road she would eventually learn that her oldest was diagnosed Deaf.  Due to other health-related issues arising from his premature birth and time spent in a NICU, his deafness was not discovered until he was three years old.  She says now "We missed out on three years of learning for him.  But he caught up!"  It has been a long journey just to get to where they are now.  She wanted to be come a Parent Guide because when she sought out other parents to talk to about deafness and its arising challenges, she found there weren’t very many open parents to speak with.  Nicole would like to help other parents along their journey.

"What works for your child is what makes the choice right!"