Top 5 stories of the week
Here’s a quick re
cap of the top five Sign1 News stories this week.
Hundreds of tho
usands of viewers clicked on the story about the death of Rocky Johnson at age 75.
He is the father of actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and a WWE Hall of Famer.
The parents of a four-year-old
girl in Iowa say their daughter nearly died and is now blind beca use of the flu.
Doctors say the girl’s e
yes are fine but the virus affected her brain and caused her to go blind.
They are not sure if if she will ever get her sight back.
She might also have
develop mental problems such as learning disabilities.
Tens of thousands of viewers tuned in to watch the first presidential primary debate of 2020
with sign language interpr etation.
The next presidential primary debate is February 7 in
teen states are suing the US Department of Agriculture over a new rule that would require more food stamp recipients to work in order to receive benefits.
The decision could result in nearly 700,000
people losing aid when the policy t akes effect in April.
And finally I was over the moon excited to be able to host a live
Facebook chat with NASA, students f rom AASD, WPSD and FSDB and Deaf legend Dave Myers.
Myers was one of the men from
Gallaudet University involved in the groundbreaking NASA study on weightlessness and motion sickness in the 1960s.
That research helped shape NASA into the state-of-the-art
agency it is today.