I am amazed with this site. I would like to place your URL on the Deaf Native American Children (sheCHEHcha...means children in Lakota) page. Here are our two sites, hope your readers enjoy them: http:/members.aol.com/wisdomw/kids/index.html http://members.aol.com/wisdomw/Ruthe/index.html
Pilamaya ye (thank you in Lakota) - Ruthe Smith
Hi!! I have enjoyed your stories. Thank you all so much. I have a granddaughter that is one and a half years old and was born deaf. Her name is Kaitlyn. We suspected she was deaf at birth and found out for sure when she was 8 months old. She is a wonderful little girl and so special!! She already knows over 60 signs!!! More than I do at this time. I'll have to study and catch up with her. She actually teaches me!!! And remember she's only one and half. She'll be two July 6.
For her being deaf is normal. She doesn't have a problem with it, and neither do we. When we get out the "Signing Exact English" book, she gets really excited and starts making all kinds of gestures with her hands!! I love her so much.
She smiles all the time!! And she is such a clown!! I think maybe she'll be a comedian someday-already is in her own way!! hehe.
My son Jott, Kaitlyn's daddy, has a web page with her story and Pictures at his site: email@example.com if you want to look at it.
Again, thank you so much.
Rhonda Ybaben, RN February 16, l998