After staying up late studying, Morgan, Katie, and Josiah pile into the family car and make 2am burger runs to Sonic. On the way, they have the easy conversations that only close siblings can have. One minute they’re talking about spirituality and the next they’re cracking up over an inside joke. They’re typical teens in every way except that Katie and Morgan were born profoundly deaf.
Nothing had prepared Marissa and Glenn for the news that their baby, Morgan, was born deaf. Their 14-month-old, Josiah, had typical hearing. Everyone else in their extended family did, too. “The initial shock of the diagnosis made it seem like there was a big difference from our first child,” said Glenn, “but there’s not.” Marissa and Glenn became determined to give Morgan every opportunity that Josiah had.