I see both sides and it's a personal choice

by Bobbi Newburn
(Illinois)

I am 31 years old and I have been profoundly deaf for almost 5 years now. I can see both sides of this debate. First and formost I must say that it is WRONG for a person to pass judgement on another person for making a very personal choice. I will be having cochlear implant surgery in 9 days. I was a hearing individual for 26 years. A few weeks ago I had a person tell me that I was not doing God's will by getting cochlear implants. They said that God made this happen for a reason and this is the way God wants it. Well I only somewhat agree. Yes God made this happen to me, BUT how do they know what the reason was. God also made the technology to help me. I also asked if this applied to other situations affecting the body. They said absolutly yes. Then I said well then it was God's will for your knee to stop working properly, you went against God's will when you had your knee replaced. Needless to say they haven't bugged me about it since. But as I have said before it is a personal choice. No one should be treated harshly no matter which way they choose. Just because different people choose different ways to deal with this dosent make one way right and one way wrong. It just makes us individual. Differences are what make us individual. It would be a very boring place if we all did the same thing. We are all different, not right or wrong, just different.

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