This is the story of a family’s journey through a confusing maze of emotions, medical opinions, politics and the life-changing decisions that must be made when a deaf child is born to a hearing couple. It follows a year in the life of four-year-old Thomas Tranchin and the struggle of the producer/director and his family to unlock Thomas’ expressive capacities. It presents clearly and frankly the struggle of the parents to choose a communication mode. The tape is invaluable for hearing families of newly diagnosed deaf children and the professionals who work with them.

Rob Tranchin with Laurie Tranchin, Ginny Martin


Follows Gallaudet College student, Danny Fitzpatrick, as he trains for and competes in the World Games for the Deaf in Romania.

Gallaudet College