All have dreams; dreams of their own. Nothing can replace them.
Like any boy of Ernad, my childhood also was filled with dreams.
I did my schooling in a village primary school in North Malabar and Secondary and Higher Secondary studies in a far off school.
I had had a fever two months before annual examinations when I was in the ninth standard.
After a few days I realized that shocking fact that I was unable to hear the voice of my mother.
For the first time in my life I could see tears flowing from the eyes of my beloved mother.

Overcoming the Uninvited Disability Experience

Blog by Dr. Samuel N Mathew
Executive Director, National Institute of Speech & Hearing (NISH), Trivandrum
Director, Regional Institute of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (RIPMR), Irinjalakuda

I come across a lot of parents of children with disabilities. They come to meet me as their children may be students at NISH either in the early intervention programs, students in degree classes, customers who come to the clinics or it could be people who come for advice.