Thursday, August 02, 2007

Deaf and Dumb girl - 1956

Several women have asked if anyone remembers the deaf and dumb girl, Joan Nisefero (?spelling uncertain) from Waunarlwydd, near Swansea.

She was admitted around 1956. She was very upset and they tied her to the bed.

Nobody understood Sign language so they could not communicate to her what was happening.

Later, after she settled in, she was always the first to befriend new patients and she would teach them the Sign language so she had someone to talk to.

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