Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Hearing Mother/Deaf Son Team Margie and Luke Make the Final Four on The Amazing Race

For anyone who may have missed this week’s episode of The Amazing Race, Margie and Luke have survived another week and are now among the final four teams left in the competition. This after the competitive nature of two teams (Margie & Luke and sisters Kisha & Jen) got the better of them, resulting in some physical jostling followed by name-calling. In the end, both of these teams advanced, as stuntmen brothers Mark and Michael were eliminated. The remaining weeks should be interesting.

Luke and Margie have proven to be an interesting team to watch in action over the course of the competition. Luke has been deaf since birth and his hearing mother Margie became his link to the hearing world. They use a combination of American Sign Language and their own sort of short hand sign language to communicate.

According to their official bio on the CBS website, one of the most moving moments they shared previous to the competition was when Luke surprised his mother by delivering a valedictorian speech at his graduation ceremony from Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind.

After the many moments of joy, stress and sheer emotion the viewing public has witnessed over the past months, it seems clear that teaming up to compete on The Amazing Race is sure to be among Margie and Luke’s most lasting and satisfying memories.

The Amazing Race airs Sundays at 8:00 pm EST on CBS. For more information about Margie and Luke, go to Margie and Luke Biographies for The Amazing Race

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