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Amanda update-March 10, 2010 by jenniferbrunoconde Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness What have we been up to since my last post in early August? Here are photos from some of our activities. We went to Universal Studios, Hollywood later that month. H ... Read on »
JULY HAPPENINGS by jenniferbrunoconde Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness So what's Amanda been up to during the month of July? Lots! July 3rd we went to Long Beach Aquarium of t he Pacific. ... Read on »
Second CI for Amanda?? by jenniferbrunoconde Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Today we had an appointment with Amanda's CI surgeon to discuss the possibility for a second implant. It took us an hour to drive to LA and three hours to drive home and th ... Read on »
Amanda is officially a high school student!! by jenniferbrunoconde Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Amanda's Middle School promotion ceremony yesterday was fabulous! Can't even believe she'll be in high school in the fall!  It's been 11 years since she was my student in pres ... Read on »
Busy Week! by jenniferbrunoconde Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness We have had a VERY busy, very fun week! Sunday, May 24th we went to the beach, which is something we don't do very often because sand and a motorized wheelchair don't mix ... Read on »
Amanda and her brother, Joseph by jenniferbrunoconde Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness We're well into a gorgeous Southern California spring season!  It's been just over 2 months since I posted my last blog entry.  I've been hanging out a lot on facebook latel ... Read on »
Deaf Day @ Disneyland March 14, 2009 by jenniferbrunoconde Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Amanda, her dad, Gonzálo and her brother, Joseph went to Deaf Day at Disneyland on Saturday, March 14, 2009.   It's been 6 months since Amanda's cochlear ... Read on »
Amanda Calls BINGO-Captioned Video Clip by jenniferbrunoconde Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness BINGO!  You  gotta love it!  And what better way for Amanda to practice her speaking skills?! It's practical and fun and as the BINGO caller, it gave her LOTS of enunciation ... Read on »
Lots of New Sounds 4 1/2 months After Activation by jenniferbrunoconde Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Fourteen year old Amanda heard chihuahua, Goldy walking through dry leaves and "we" (meaning "I") decided it would be fun to sweep them up.  She did a good job, enjoyed hers ... Read on »
Amanda is hearing lots of new things! by jenniferbrunoconde Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness SMOOCH!  "I heard that!" Dad & Joseph: "Amanda!" Amanda:  "What?" Since Amanda's last mapping a month ago she has been hearing more and more eac ... Read on »
Country Elf Dance by jenniferbrunoconde Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Send your own ElfYourself eCards Read on »
Conde Elf Dance by jenniferbrunoconde Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Send your own ElfYourself eCards Read on »
Amanda and School by jenniferbrunoconde Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Busy couple of days!  Amanda received an honor roll  award last Thursday.  She often gets positive behavior  recognition, but seldom realizes the same academic  trium ... Read on »
Amanda July 6, 2008-Part 2 of 10 Captioned by jenniferbrunoconde Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Here is Part 2 of 10 of Amanda's Video Family, Friends and Videophones This video clip was taped 8 days before her CI surgery.  In it, while her dog, Gol ... Read on »
Amanda's Surgery time is Scheduled/Trouble on Sunset Blvd.) by jenniferbrunoconde Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Amanda had her pre-op today, July 9th, 2008.  We have a surgery time forJuly 14, 2008-four days from now!  We are to arrive at 5:45 AM and surgery is scheduled to start at 7 ... Read on »
Amanda July 6, 2008-Part 1 of 10 Captioned by jenniferbrunoconde Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Here is Part 1 of 10 video clips of 13 year old Amanda, who is about to receive a cochlear implant 8 days from this interview.  Read on »
Amanda Illustrating Her List/Jennifer's Poem by jenniferbrunoconde Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness The day before Amanda had yet another appointment to plead her case as to why she'd be a  worthy candidate for a cochlear implant,(which incidentally, at that appointment, ... Read on »
Amanda's CI Activation Date by jenniferbrunoconde Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness   Amanda's activation for her cochlear implant has been scheduled for Tuesday, August 12th!   If we ever go back to the snow...wonder what walking in the snow would soun ... Read on »
Amanda - July 6, 2008 - INTRO by jenniferbrunoconde Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Just bought this little Flip Video Mino because my stepdaughter, Amanda wanted to have her activation taped.  So this is our first attempt at videotaping and editing ... Read on »
Amanda July 6, 2008-Part 8 of 10 Captioned by jenniferbrunoconde Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Here is Part 8 of 10 parts of Amanda's Video (Captioned) Amanda discusses her ferocious watchdog, Goldy and how one time someone broke in and stole a bunch of ... Read on »