San Luis Obispo County SELPA (Special Education Local Plan Area) Archives - StoryCorps
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Debbie Watterson and Mitchel Watterson

Mitchel Watterson, 10, talks with his mother, Debbie, about being a big brother to his sister Bridget who is deaf, and some of the ways he has helped support her and make her life better.

Originally aired December 11, 2009, on NPR’s Morning Edition.

Johnathan Emerson and Brian Miller

Johnathan Emerson was 7 years old when he was adopted by Brian Miller. Johnathan had previously been abused while being shuffled between foster homes. At the time, Brian was told that Johnathan suffered from post-traumatic stress syndrome, and at StoryCorps they talk about Johnathan’s difficult adjustment to living with Brian, and the moment Brian realized Johnathan was his kid.

Originally aired June 19, 2009, on NPR’s Morning Edition.