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Michelle Sahr May 24, 2013 at 11:00 am
Nice article Angie. Your poem made me laugh out loud a few times. :)
Angie Schleicher May 27, 2013 at 01:23 pm
Hi Angie! I'm Angie :) And I have been diagnosed with RP, and am legally blind. Recently, the docsRead More over at Cleveland Clinic have been trying to figure out if I have a syndrome, somewhat similar to PHARC. I'm still awaiting the genetic testing results. Anyways, you and I have a lot in common, and I just wanted to say hello.
Carole Kane May 3, 2013 at 07:08 pm
"And the crowd goes wild!" Loved this humorus, albeit serious, account of your CORN HOLERead More attempts, Angie. Keep the blogs coming. What's your next challenge?
Debbie S. April 21, 2013 at 07:59 pm
I don't think I understand how tactile signing differs from ASL or how it would be possible forRead More someone to fingerspell everything for you. Wouldn't that be time prohibitive and make it impossible for the interpreter to communicate everything being said?
Sophie Gadgets April 21, 2013 at 10:16 pm
Actually, Tactile Sign Language is just the use of any type of Manual Communication System in whichRead More the receiver places his/her hands of the hands of the signer in order to understand what is being expressed. For individuals who are Culturally Deaf, grew up using ASL and experience vision loss to the extent they can no longer see visual signs, the use of Tactile Sign language is often employed. In that case the type of signing the person receives would be consistent with or exactly ASL. For others who use functional sign language or Signing Exact English the same would apply. The receiver of information places his/her hand over the hands of the signer in order to read/see the signs of the communicator. The use of Tactile Sign Language is common among persons who are deafblind. Additionally, individuals who were born blind and become deaf later in life often use some form of Tactile Sign Language along with The Rochester Method in order to receive information.
Sophie Gadgets April 21, 2013 at 10:16 pm
While a college student in 1985 I attended my first American Association of the Deaf-BlindRead More Convention and was given the responsibility to work as an SSP/Interpreter for a consumer who used a combination of Tactile ASL and the Rochester Method. The following 3 years I was given individuals, who strictly used the Rochester Method, but these individuals were fluent in braille and I knew some braille contractions, so I would fingerspell the braille contractions to help save time when interpreting. The Rochester Method is not only difficult for the person who is fingerspelling, but it requires strong literacy and cognitive organizational skills on the part of the deafblind person to know when a word has been completed and a new one started. The process is very mentally fatiguing.
Sophie Gadgets February 13, 2013 at 05:17 am
I always appreciate reading about how Angie experiences life. Her unique ability to allow us toRead More "walk in her shoes" is incredible. I hope she continues to share with us - we can all learn so much from her offerings.
Matt Fredmonsky February 13, 2013 at 01:49 pm
Well said Sophie and Carole.
Amie Pierre February 13, 2013 at 06:11 pm
Angie shows us that being deaf and blind does not leave her immobilized. She out and about andRead More inspiring us all.
Michelle Sahr February 4, 2013 at 12:31 pm
Great points Angie. Let's celebrate life. I have a special needs daughter who doesn't speak andRead More has many other "issues", but truly she is a JOY in our lives. Continue your writing. You are a blessing.
Cyndie Malik June 12, 2013 at 07:23 pm
Oops hit the wrong button, sorry. Back to Marc and Eddy, why were they allowed to choose this? WhereRead More were the Judges, and Dr.s? They should have been given medical/mental health counselling and coping skills to address their failing sight. It is so sad that in this day and age, there are many whom still choose to treat the disabled as though we have no purpose and the old ancient, pre-historic mentality of 'dragging down the pack' still exists even if just in silenced acceptance. Which is the interpretation I get from reading their story is that the Courts in their country support that concept. I have been told in many ways by a lot of people this. Some quite vocally have told me that I do not know 'my place' in life as either a woman nor as a handicapped person. We are living, breathing
Cyndie Malik June 12, 2013 at 07:26 pm
Human beings and should be encouraged as such. Angie, reading your story here is very inspiring.Read More Keep up the good work. G-d Bless you for all you have been through.
Andrew Polcyn January 3, 2013 at 12:57 am
I received a huge roll of bubble wrap for graduation from high school back in 1995. I have yet toRead More pop all of it. The company I work for had some product returned and the sender included bubble wrap, both the typical small bubbles and some sheets with the bigger bubbles. I wrapped my nephew's Christmas gifts in the bubble wrap, packed the gifts into a box with more bubble wrap, and wrapped the box. He was more than thrilled.
Carole Kane January 3, 2013 at 05:39 pm
Bubble wrap, Legos, Play Doh, and big cardboard boxes were some of my grandson's favoriteRead More "toys". Maybe I need to buy a couple sheets of bubble wrap as a stress reliever for myself!
Brandon Tidd January 3, 2013 at 06:26 pm
I can hear you popping away while I read this - I think a congratulatory pop is in order. WellRead More done!
Carole Kane December 25, 2012 at 09:17 pm
Beautiful, Angie! I am reading this on Christmas day. Thank you for posting on Kent Patch.
Carole Kane December 18, 2012 at 05:18 pm
Angie writes with such emotion and feeling. She is a very talented local writer and poet. I hopeRead More to see more of her contributions on KENT PATCH.
Teresa K. December 10, 2012 at 03:24 pm
Happy Birthday, Angie, and many more ! (You weren't being melodramatic at all with your feelings.Read More Your reasons for dreading that particular birthday make perfect sense to me.) I am glad you found a way to enjoy your birthday. You deserve it!
Rene'e December 11, 2012 at 04:25 am
like my late Grandma would say " CELEBRATE LIFE!!!"....
J.Kirsch November 27, 2012 at 12:04 pm
Thank you for realizing and sharing what a wonderful addition to a home a pet can be. Black catsRead More (and dogs) are the hardest to adopt out although in my opinion are the best!! Please check out Cripple Creek Ferals and Friends website for a list of cats very deserving of a forever home. www.ccff.petfinder.com
The Omnipotent Sponge - Soak it up! November 29, 2012 at 01:56 am
I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without comingRead More through. ~Jules Verne
Martine Sandtorv February 26, 2013 at 02:19 pm
In Norway researchers found the disease back to sixteenth century. The last 30-40 years theyRead More investigateed at the disease, but not before January 2009 could the researchers publish that the disease has got a name - PHARC.
Sally Hershiser May 31, 2013 at 05:57 pm
WOW, WOW, WOW!!!!!!!I was entranced by your story. I never knew to what extent your conditionRead More progressed after you left my 6th grade class. You are so strong-----and such a good writer. Must have been that 6th grade teacher. HA, HA s. Hershiser
Frida Theolinda Inghamn December 10, 2013 at 08:20 am
Hello. Three hours ago I got the diagnos Pharc. I googled it and found your story. Thank you forRead More writing it. My name is Frida, I´m from Sweden, 30 years old, have a daughter who´s 5 years old. Pleas contact me on frida.inghamn@gmail.com.
Sally Hershiser May 31, 2013 at 05:36 pm
Angie, I had no idea Tony died------I am so sorry. I remember your family very fondly. SallyRead More Hershiser
Teresa K. October 3, 2012 at 07:46 pm
Angie... that's pretty deep. I liked it so much, I've read it 5 + times : ) Nicely done and veryRead More descriptive.
Ed Fisher September 20, 2012 at 10:13 pm
Very good to read this story. Keep fighting. Keep moving. All the best to you.
Wilburforce September 21, 2012 at 01:14 pm
U Rock Angie, thanks for the inspiration !
Sophie Gadgets September 21, 2012 at 04:14 pm
It’s great to hear how you are progressing with your life. I am glad to know that there areRead More still communities that offer pedestrian friendly streets and recreational outlets for citizens of all ages. All the best to you and young Joe.
The Omnipotent Sponge - Soak it up! August 20, 2012 at 04:09 pm
Angie, thank you again for your writing. It is beautiful. The past couple posts I read of yours IRead More couldn't help but think of a quote that a friend had written on a peice of paper for me a few years back. I plastered it to my desk at work as a reminder of so many things. She wrote it on a torn peice of notebook paper that I still have to this day. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have over the years. Here it is: Gratitude is a form of wisdom. It is patient, loving, hopeful, and rigorously honest. It denies nothing, and it overlooks nothing. It looks reality full in the face and says: This is true, this is me, this is my situation, and I have the opportunity to build from here. This is my starting point, and I will succeed! ~Phil Humbert
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