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Family With ArkLaTex Ties Raising World’s Only Blind & Deaf Identical Triplets

March 1, 2007

Family with ArkLaTex ties raising world's only blind & deaf identical triplets 

By Jennifer Gray jgray@ktbs.com

Imagine raising triplets. Hard enough, you say. But imagine if all three were blind and deaf. That’s what one family with ties to the ArkLaTex is dealing with. After six years, their family is getting national attention, including from Dr. Phil. They are the world’s only confirmed set of identical triplets who are blind and deaf, and they weren’t born that way. When triplets Zoe, Emma, and Sophie Dunn were born 15 weeks premature, their family knew it would be a long road. They were in and out of hospitals and at 18 months they lost their hearing and eyesight during treatment. Three preemies on the road to recovery became three people who would never see or hear again. D’anne and George Hooker live in Carthage, Texas. Their son, George, married the triplet’s mother, Liz, two years ago. She’d gotten divorced from the children’s father. George, Jr. had dated Liz 14 years earlier and never forgot her. George hoped to be a saving grace to his wife, but the stress of raising the children has caused strains in the marriage. That situation will be discussed on Wednesday’s Dr. Phil show on KTBS 3 at 3pm. Dr. Phil heard about the story of the triplets, and stepped in to help. The girls are 6-years-old. The Hookers spend weeks every year with their grandchildren in their Houston home, as they keep hoping for a miracle. The triplets revieved Coclear implants a year ago so they can hear some sounds, and Sophie can see only images. Doctor’s hope when she’s 21-years old, they will be able to perform surgury on her that will restore most of her sight.

Story Updated: Feb 27, 2007 at 9:31 PM EST

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  1. kris
    June 29, 2007 at 1:06 am

    Her triplets werent born like that, like so many others, they have been severely damaged from vaccines. I started researching after my sisters twins ended up in the hospital having seizures after their MMR shot. They now have many signs of autism and will never receive any more vaccines. Its the kids that have a reaction and still go back for more, that sink totally into Autism. Doctors tell parents its not a vaccine reaction and that is the biggest destructive lie ever.
    I know that babies of multiple birth have 5 times more chance of a bad reaction. TWINS, TRIPLETS AND QUADRUPLETS AND MOSTLY SEXTUPLETS SHOULD NEVER RECEIVE A SINGLE VACCINE EVER. THEY DONT PROTECT YOUR CHILD. THEY DESTROY THE IMMUNE SYSTEM. DONT LET ANY DOCTOR TELL YOU DIFFERENT. THEY GET PAID VERY HIGHLY FROM THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY TO PROMOTE AND DISPENSE VACCINES

    There is a woman in Arizona that got sentenced to 150 years in prison for shaking her Quadruplets and causing damage to them. The same damage that the triplets have. The doctors did not blame the vaccines, and they never do. She had a Specialist at her trial to testify on how vaccines create the same effects as
    shaking a child, and he was not allowed in. They would not allow any talk of vaccines in court. Common sense would tell anyone that she could not have shook all four, all at the same time, giving them all the same results, and never be seen doing it. She was railroaded, just like the other hundreds of parents and daycare workers that are serving prison sentences for the exact same thing. Their child had their vaccines and started acting weird so they take them to the hospital and the doctor calls the police and says you abused the child. Or the child dies and they call it SIDS. Or the child gets damaged and he is diagnosed AUTISTIC, or blind or deaf. But they never tell you the vaccine did it. But there are 150,000 families out there who will tell you it is the vaccines.

  2. Robin
    March 18, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    Liz’s DB Triplets are not DB because of vaccines. If you read ANY information on Liz’s triplets they are deaf from antibiotics rec’d in the first 18 months of life…. they were 15 weeks premature and probably rec’d Gentamycin which is ototoxic. Her triplets are PROBABLY blind from ROP which is very scary and common in preemies, especially 25 week preemies!

    NOTHING in Liz’s recap with Dr Phil said anything about vaccines. Get off your vaccine high horse and read the story before jumping to conclusions.

  3. Ettina
    December 9, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    What about rubella (german measles)? If you get rubella during pregnancy, your child will be deafblind and probably have other issues. If you get the MMR vaccine as a child, you will never have rubella. Vaccines like MMR are why deafblindness is so rare now, it used to be that the majority of deafblind kids had become deafblind due to an infectious disease. Now, most of those diseases are only seen in people who aren’t vaccinated.

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