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Archive for August, 2008

Did you go to Deaf school or Mainstream school or both?

Posted by chillygurlz on August 28, 2008

Hello all…  I wonder, when you were growing up, did u go to mainstream public school or deaf school or both?  please leave a comment…  I grew up in mainstream public school, i went to Prescott Elementary school with other deaf kids and had very good program for the deaf, from preschool up to 6th grade then went to public middle school for my 7th grade.  I finally went to Nebraska school for the deaf in 8th grade and 9th grade.  I went to Iowa school for the deaf in 9th to 11th grade.  I repeated 9th grade.  then for my senior year i moved to Oregon, went to Grants Pass High school and graduated, yes there was deaf programs with interpreter at the school.  I enjoyed going to deaf schools the most cuz i was able to interact with deaf students and be part of deaf culture.

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HELP! I am having an Vlogger block….

Posted by chillygurlz on August 26, 2008

Doing an funny blooper video for u all…  just being goofy…

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I was a “failure to thrive” baby, let me share my story…

Posted by chillygurlz on August 23, 2008

Hello all…  hurricane Fay been real cool to watch so far, but of course i hope everyone is safe and good too.  alright i want to share my story about my “failure to thrive” as a baby.  here the link about “failure to thrive” http://kidshealth.org/parent/growth/growth/failure_thrive.html  

I showed few pics of me as a baby at beginning and at the end of video.   I was born an “failure to thrive”  baby, i have problems breathing, heart problem, could not shallow baby milk, did not gain weight as much as i should, was delayed in my development for sitting up, crawling, walking, due to my problem with motor skill, web neck, problem breathing, problem with shallowing, but it was not bad enough that i needed any tubes but i had monitors to watch my heart and breathing.  it was just alot more work for my mom to feed me as i would not eat.    i did not sit up or crawl or walk until very late age, i started crawling at age 9 months, only on my back, i would not lay on my stomach.   i did not sit up till i was about 10 months old.   i walked at age 2 and half.  my weight was soo slow at gaining, i was only 20 pounds at age 1,  i was 7 pounds as newborn but did not gain weight very well.  I hated eating as a baby and i refused solid food until i was about 2, when i had tonsils out, i slowly accepted food.  i was pretty strong and fought to survive the hardship i had as baby.  at age 3 i finally was eating fine and my motor skills were picking up and i was doing much better.   i wonder if any of u had problem with failure to thrive as a baby or u had a baby who was a failure to thrive?   thanks for watching my vlog…

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My magical deaf hands…

Posted by chillygurlz on August 14, 2008

I just express by showing how beautiful signing is!!!

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My point of view on DBC…

Posted by chillygurlz on August 8, 2008

(comes out of shell)  That exactly how i feel when i joined deafread and Deaf Video TV…   I started vlogging, watching your vlogs,  most of u all inspired me to open up more so i not “stuck in a shell”.   Thank u all soo much, I love ya all!!!     alright now, i want to express to u my point of view about DBC (DEAF BILINGUAL COALITION)…     about deaf babies right to ASL,  u know the webpage about DBC,  the videos don’t captions or subtitles,   well i would think they should add captions, so that way hearing parent who just had a deaf baby can come across this message…  http://www.seekgeo.com/?p=1141                like Seek Geo said on his vlog, captions on vlog like DBC will help send out messages to everyone…   but yes i support DBC, for deaf babies right to ASL…  i think the hearing parents with deaf babies should choose that path to allow the deaf babies learn to sign…  ok about ASL for me,   u know when i was a baby,  when i was age one, my mom found out i was deaf,   she has never met a deaf person or anything so she was like, “what am i gonna do”…  so she checked around, as always, she did make right decisions for me,  she had me learn to sign at age 1,  i went to early start preschool with other deaf kids at age 2…   My mom always made sure i have a part of deaf culture and be exposed to deaf community…   she always had me go visit and hang out with this one deaf family who “adopted me” so i would have deaf role model peers…  my mom did a wonderful job doing that for me, i am thankful for that from her…  my whole family is hearing.   part of my family don’t accept me as deaf, other part of family accepts me as deaf.  only my mom and both of my grandma knew sign, but today both my grandma forgotten how to sign.  my mom is still doing alright with signing but not fluent.   u know i been watching different vlogs,  stories about deaf ppl who been abused in oral school in past,  I felt sorry for the deaf kids in past who were abused in oral school.  I learned from that,  it made me realize, we deaf kids today,  are lucky  cuz now in most schools, we have a choice of either, speaking only, speak and sign or just sign only, and can take speech class if want, although schools will always encourage speech class for all kids anyway.   so i enjoy watching stories about history related to deaf issues…  those stories really made an impact on me.   alright thanks for watching my vlog and I love u all vloggers…  i enjoy all ur vlogs…   I have learned alot from all of u and my signing skills have improved alot too…  thanks…

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All Vloggers Met At Crosswalk…

Posted by chillygurlz on August 5, 2008

Hello all…  I am chillygurlz, my name is Rita, (show name sign)…  are u all having fun being a vlogger or enjoying watching different vlogs…    how would u all like to meet some vloggers who all met at crosswalk?  alright let me introduce them to u all…   first u will see my brother Willy, then  Blueosky, 45Hot, Seek Geo,  Green Hulk,  Gary Brooks,  JoeDeafPreacher,  Jon Lenois Savage,  Shrimpy,  B.A.D (Beth), and Aidan Mack (asleveryday)…  alright i hope u enjoy meeting them all!!!  thanks for watching my vlog…

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