Thomas H Gallaudet

by E-L-I-E


(Indiana, USA)

I cannot believe how much I am learning about the Deaf Culture. Every chapter is fascinating because I had no idea how much there was to learn. I had no idea how much I didn’t know!

My favorite person is Thomas H Gallaudet because he was the one who broke through and made a difference for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing in America. He had to do something no one else had done, or was able to do before. He knew he wanted to help his neighbor’s daughter, Alice, grow to her full potential and was willing to go to Europe to find out how.

His dedication and commitment to the Deaf Community made the world start to change its view on them and how they were treated. Even though there were hard times in the early 1900’s, things are better now because Gallaudet decided to change things in the first place.

A man shows his true worth with what he leaves behind. The fact that Gallaudet’s son followed in his footsteps and always strived to make things better for the Deaf shows the greatness he accomplished. He was a man that fought hard to allow the Deaf to have a voice when they couldn’t be heard.