CINCINNATI (FOX19) - On Saturday March 17th, Betty Rosenberger, Interpreter for the Deaf at UC Health University Hospital, will host the 17th annual Deaf/Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing Health Fair, “Celebrating Life’s Journey!”
Rosenberger created this event when she realized that AIDS was spreading throughout the deaf community. "One time I was called to interpret in sign language for a patient. Rosenberger says, "It was the hardest thing I ever had to do as I had to sign that he only had 2 weeks to live." Whenever someone would sign the word AIDS, people in the deaf community took it to mean "aids" as in "hearing aids."