standing on her own two feet

Pate, Josh
August 2011
Ability Magazine;Aug/Sep2011, p20
The article features Karen Putz, a deaf athlete. Putz decided to learn to barefoot ski backwards while attending an all-female skiing camp in November 2010. She started waterskiing at age nine, the same year when she got her hearing aid. She has a blog, "A Deaf Mom Shares Her World," wherein she discusses experiences raising a family of three children, going through a drive-through restaurant line as a deaf person, and her battles with weight loss.


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