Tess clearly remembered life before The Shepherd Centre. It was tough with six children. ‘And three of them are deaf.’ When she received a letter from The Shepherd Centre it was a lifeline.
‘I felt I wasn’t alone anymore, trying to feel my way as a mother of children with hearing loss. They just helped me so much.’ She’d felt alone for so long and realised other parents had similar concerns. She made a commitment to continue her involvement with The Shepherd Centre.
Sadly, Tess passed away in 2018. She attended every graduation but one since The Shepherd Centre opened. If you’d like to read more stories of The Shepherd Centre, purchase our commemorative coffee table book.
You can read more of our success stories in our beautiful hard-cover book, Changing the Story, produced to commemorate our 50th anniversary.