Slade Sohmer (@SladeHV) September 26, 2013
Hypervocal: President Obama Signs ‘Thank You’ To Deaf Supporter For The Second Time
President Barack Obama returned to Prince George Community College on Thursday. A PGCC student named Stephon showed to see him.
Their paths had crossed before, in that very room 18 months earlier. In March 2012, President Obama worked the line at an event on energy policy with Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley. Stephon signed “I am proud of you,” and without missing a beat, the president signed back, “Thank you.”
"I am proud of you," Stephon signed. "Thank you," the President signed back. OFA.BO/r49Cce—
Barack Obama (@BarackObama) March 21, 2012
On Thursday, the president continued to explain the benefits of the Affordable Care Act and encouraged young people to sign up for the law’s health insurance exchanges. When he left the stage, Obama walked past Stephon, just like he did 18 months previous. The result was the same: another signed “thank you,” another knowing moment.
First encounter in March 2012
See the first TOD post on Stephon here