Eastenders favourite Rita Simons has shared a jaw-dropping video of her deaf daughter Maiya singing note-perfect in an amazing stage performance. [Note she finished in the soap opera some time ago]. When she first told everyone she was having her daughter implanted she was viciously attacked by born deaf, who called her a child abuser. It's sad the deaf community still allows the hating deaf any mileage at all.
Rita, who played Roxy Mitchell in the BBC One soap, revealed she was "going against" her parent rule of shading her kids from the limelight, because of her sheer pride. Rita Simons has shared an amazing video of her deaf daughter singing.
Rita Simons has shared an amazing video of her deaf daughter singing. Maiya, aged six, is profoundly deaf in her right ear and partially deaf in her left ear yet belted out an amazing rendition of Spotlight, a tune from musical Everybody's Talking About Jamie. She was diagnosed with the condition aged just five months. Rita, 42, hailed herself a "proud mama" as she uploaded the scenes which captured Maiya working the stage in sheer delight.
The 10 year old's face beamed in delight as she sang the tune, complete with facial expressions fitting to the theatrical track. Rita hailed herself a 'proud mama' at witnessing twin Maiya's performance. Rita's eldest daughter was diagnosed at just five months. Rita accompanied the touching video with a lengthy caption, in which she wrote: "I don’t normally put too many pics of my kids on social media but I am going against my rule this to show all you parents of deaf kids out there that #cochlearimplant CAN change your child’s life.
"Maiya is almost profoundly deaf. Without her processor, she hears nothing. "She was implanted six years ago and this was her last night singing a song from the show I’m in right now."