Myles de Bastion is a deaf musician and the force behind the first Northwest Deaf Arts Festival.

Myles de Bastion is a deaf musician and the force behind the first Northwest Deaf Arts Festival.

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  • Anna Soens is paralyzed from her knees down. But she kept a promise to her dad earlier this month to climb Mount Hood with him. Soens and her dad went up the mountain with a dozen friends and colleagues, and Soens skied down on her sit ski — making her the first female athlete with paraplegia to summit and sit ski down Mt. Hood.

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