My victory with Elizabeth Vosseller (“EV”) at my old school. I am infinitely grateful to EV for coming to Worcester. I hope that her love for us non-speakers, will reach our friends who have not yet received their voices. She is a woman who really puts her heart into her work but uses her head to make plans to help us. She is humble about herself, but her work really changes lives. If I had a say in it, she would have already been rewarded a Nobel Prize a long time ago. II hope that her effort in coming to Worcester pays off so that we can give other non-speakers hope as well.
I made it in a regular school. I can’t describe to anyone how big it is for me to be able to say that. EVERYTHING I HANDED IN, WAS MY OWN WORK. It’s something I’m incredibly proud of. Our breakthrough at the exam board: I am very happy that the exam board will give us a chance to be able to have all the help I need in the exams,
Angs is nie meer my tronk nie. Ek was ‘n slaaf van vrees. My aanvaarding van myself was ‘n belangrike stap op hierdie pad na Vryheid. My hart is rustig oor my verlede en my pad vorentoe.
A fun day for me, is a day filled with learning new things. When my brain is occupied, my body is much calmer than when I am bored. To have a calm body is absolute bliss.
Communication changed my life. My dreams come true. But now I can start dreaming new dreams that I could never even think about. Kommunikasie het my lewe verander. My drome word waar. Maar nou kan ek al nuwe drome begin droom wat ek nooit eers oor kon dink nie.
This year has not been a good year, it has been an excellent year. Thinking like that about the past year, is a good thing for me because there is so much to be thankful for
She tried hard to communicate with me. I tried hard to communicate with her.
The harder we tried to reach each other, the greater our frustration with our failures became.
If we then knew what we know now, things would have been so different, but we did not have the knowledge we have now.
We love each other, have learned, felt guilty, forgiven each other and now we are on the way forward.
My words have always been in my head, but it was only after starting to use S2C, that everyone now knows of my words that can not get out of my mouth. My words have always been in my head, but it was only after starting to use S2C, that everyone now knows of my words that can not get out of my moutTo say that my life has gotten better since I can communicate is not right. I only live since I can communicate.h.
It is not every day that we can do stuff like other families. When we do something different than usual, my body does not want to cooperate. Because we can now tell each other what is bothering us, we can handle the strange situations better.
Om ‘n nuwe ding aan te pak is my grootste uitdaging. Omdat ons mekaar nou kan vertel wat ons pla, kan ons die vreemde situasies beter hanteer. As ons nie vir mekaar kan sê wat aangaan nie, sal hulle nooit verstaan wat met my gebeur nie.