Photo Stories: Seattle's Deaf-Blind Community: ca_kmdi_24roy.jpg

Medical staff and interpreters guide an excited Roy Rios in cutting the umbilical cord of his new daughter, Shanice Morgan-Rios.  \{quote}I hope my baby is not born deaf-blind with Usher\'s syndrome, like me,\{quote} said Rios, who is deaf-blind and has three other siblings with the disease.  Usher\'s is hereditary.; there is no trreatment or cure.  Rios already has a son, who was born without Usher\'s.  Tests show that his daughter is able to hear.  Doctors will test her later to determine whether she has any vision problems.
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Medical staff and interpreters guide an excited Roy Rios in cutting the umbilical cord of his new daughter, Shanice Morgan-Rios. \"I hope my baby is not born deaf-blind with Usher\'s syndrome, like me,\" said Rios, who is deaf-blind and has three other siblings with the disease. Usher\'s is hereditary.; there is no trreatment or cure. Rios already has a son, who was born without Usher\'s. Tests show that his daughter is able to hear. Doctors will test her later to determine whether she has any vision problems.