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  • Keywords
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    • ASL Memoir,
    • Canadian business owner,
    • Disability justice,
    • Chiropractic medicine,
    • Fitness,
    • Inspiring memoirs

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A Silent Cheer
Against the Odds
by Dr. Emily Roback and Faye Roback-Jones

Hearing is one of our most precious senses. It allows us to communicate with family and friends and keeps us in contact with the sounds of life that surrounds us twenty-four hours a day. Unfortunately, most of us don't realize how important this sense is until hearing problems begin to affect our daily lives. In A Silent Cheer, Dr. Emily F. Roback and her mother, Faye D. Roback-Jones, provide an insider's look at deaf culture, demonstrating how parents of hearing-impaired or deaf child can learn the ropes of determination, and how every day tens of thousands of Canadians with disabilities continue to make a difference. This memoir follows the Roback's journey from Emily's diagnosis with severe to profound hearing loss when she was three years old. A Silent Cheer tells Emily's inspirational story of facing often overwhelming adversities to achieving success as a doctor of chiropractic medicine, a renowned fitness leader in Western Canada, and the president of her own company. In addition, Faye reveals the strategies she used to help her daughter's transformation from strawberry farm girl to doctor, including the challenges she overcame to ensure Emily received the same quality education as her peers.

"A Silent Cheer is for every student who has struggled with a disability - physical, mental, or emotional - and a testament to the fact that it should never be used as a reason for why big dreams cannot be attained. As a guidance counsellor in a Canadian high school, I would recommend it fully to students and parents who can relate to the challenges Emily faced and need a little evidence that courage and perseverance can go a long way in overcoming adversity." — Lisa Galay, guidance counsellor, Halton District School Board, Ontario.

Emily F. Roback, DC, is a freelance writer for the Chiropractor + Naturopathic Doctor Magazine. She lives in and operates a private chiropractic practice in North Cowichan, Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Faye D. Roback-Jones a retiree who worked as an educator with the Ottawa Carleton District School Board in Eastern Ontario and ESL instructor for healthcare providers with an Ottawa language institute. She currently lives in Ottawa, Ontario.


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