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The Rose Parade Princess who is Deaf

The "royal court" of the 134th Rose Parade making history by including a "princess" who is deaf.

image: Tournament of Roses


Salia Baligh says:

“When I was 5 years old - being a Pasadena girl - I never thought a girl with hard of hearing could ever be a princess but I wanted to prove them wrong,”

She was born without ear canals and now uses a cochlear implant. During her time with the parade, she'll be making more than 140 public appearances on behalf of the Tournament of Roses. NBC4 in Los Angeles has a video report (or read the story here).


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