Troop does note that the memory of Levier's death, and the perception of how it focused the general populace on the plight of the deaf, still resonates within that community. "A client just recently brought that up, and made a remark via email, in frustration . . . saying maybe I need to do what James Levier did, in order to get attention to how much I am struggling. So we take the stance that we do not want to do anything that's going to turn (Levier) into a martyr to be emulated," Troop says. "We have to be sure that other people get the message that that's not the way to get things done."

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