They're sharing Lilly's hearing journey


April 29, 2022

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Jon, Stella, Lilly and Katie Beck celebrate a milestone with cupcakes. Lilly was born deaf and the family has been on a journey to help the 2-year-old communicate.

Storytime at Cloquet's Public Library has been an integral part of Katie Beck's schedule ever since Stella, her 5-year-old daughter, was born. So, when children's librarian Keiko Satomi suggested Katie and her husband, Jon, share the story of their second daughter, Lilly, they agreed.

Lillian ("Lilly") was born Aug. 1, 2019. When she was given her newborn screening, the doctor determined that she was deaf.

"Lilly was our first deaf person that we ever met in our life," Katie said. "At first for me, I felt like my world stopped, but the world kept spinning. As you journey, it gets going and you...

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