A. Michael's Story | Open Line

Michael Tecklenburg, from Charleston, South Carolina, was born with a significant part of his hearing gone. Upon checking into the St. Louis Central Institute For The Deaf, Michael was declared "profoundly deaf." Michael and his family did not let his adversity hold him back from living a successful life. With determination, will, and hard work, Michael was able to not only overcome his adversity, but was able to get an education, and establish a name for himself in politics and law. He was the first deaf student to be accepted into the University of South Carolina's Honors College. 

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A. Michael's Story, Part 1 | Open Line
A. Michael's Story, Part 1 | Open Line

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In this SCETV documentary, Michael Tecklenburg, from Charleston, S.C., is a freshman at the University of South Carolina Honor’s College. He has been working to overcome his adversity, that being...
A. Michael's Story, Part 2 | Open Line
A. Michael's Story, Part 2 | Open Line

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The Saint Joseph Institute for the Deaf, founded in 1837, prides itself in its auditory-oral philosophy; teaching its students how to lip read, in order to communicate with people in every day society...
A. Michael's Story, Part 3 | Open Line
A. Michael's Story, Part 3 | Open Line

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After being a student at St. Joseph’s Institute For The Deaf for four years, Michael Tecklenburg was taken into the care of the Speer family, while attending Chaminade Preparatory College. It was...
A. Michael's Story, Part 4 | Open Line
A. Michael's Story, Part 4 | Open Line

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Doctors and hospitals are now much more aware of early detection for deafness, compared to when Michael was growing up. After graduating from Chaminade Preparatory College, Michael is now enrolled in...