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12 July 2006 @ 12:53 am
Hello.My name is Leela and I am 17.

I am non verbal(I cannot physically speak) and I have to walk with a cane.I have been this way ever since I was four years old.I became very sick at the age of four and I had a stroke.The stroke paralyzed my vocal cords and ruined my balance and cordnation(did I spell that right?).I did regained back most of my balance but I have trouble with my left leg,so that's why I walk with a cane.

It took me about 3-4 months to learn ASL.I am now fluent in it.I like to read and write,watch anime,and play the piano and violin.

I have an AIM screen name:Silent Song Heart.

I hope I can make some new friends!

Amyamy_chan on July 12th, 2006 09:31 am (UTC)
excellent. a non-verbal anime person :D it's spelled coordination, i believe. S'all good though, I get your meaning. My name's Amy, btw. Im 23, and im very soft-spoken, and sometimes non-verbal because talking is too hard for me. Anime's a bit of an obsession of mine. Currently I've been watching xxxHolic. ClAMP is full of the pretty boys. I know a bit of ASL, though a majority of what i know is fingerspelling, some basic words, and how to communicate slowly in ASL. It's amusing to note the differences in ASL some people have. Lots of people sign "m" and "n" with their fingers down, whereas i'll extend the 2 or 3 fingers with my thumb and pinky finger beneath them. Sarah and I playfully poke fun of each other over this specific difference since I get to see her sometimes. Anyhow. Uhm. Enough of me being long winded, welcome to the community.
Ricky Buchananrickybuchanan on July 12th, 2006 10:07 am (UTC)

Ray T. Mahorneyrmahorney on July 12th, 2006 10:27 am (UTC)
Gday! You were close enough with cordnation that we were able to get it from context. coordination. Gday!
Ray T. Mahorney
Lydialydiabutterfly on July 12th, 2006 10:28 pm (UTC)
I read in your journal your family learned ASL to thats really cool.

My outside family didnt but thats because I'm the only one who cant talk and I was only out all the time for a few months and then just out a little bit and they think we're one person so they thought it was a phase or something. so i still cant talk to my birth mom but shes not supposed to know we're multiple.

Do you have friends off the computer? Is it hard to find people who know sign? I've never met anyone off the computer who knew sign.