Its me Jaycee. Mom said I could tell my story this year again! As alot of you know My name is JAYCEE NEALLEY. I was born deaf but I tricked my mom and dad until I was 8months old. Then because I had so many ear infections the doctors put ear tubes in my ears and did a sedated ABR test (or as mommy calls it my brain wave test). The results came back not good. I was profoundly deaf in both my ears and mommy and daddy knew my secret. :( After everyone stopped crying! We tried hearing aides. I hated them! Mom said they were cute on me and I would hear better with them but I didnt hear anything with them and they didnt fit me right. After my trial run with them we gave up and mommy and daddy talked to some doctors about "fixing" my ears. When I passed all my tests they gave me the go ahead for my new "ears". My Momma Mary called them my "christmas ears" Santa brought them for me. Because I was only 15months old at the time I was "reborn" in to the hearing world Mommy and daddy and all my family told me later that they wrote to Santa asking for my new ears. I guess I was a good girl because I got them! Mommy told me that my surgery for my ears was 10hrs long!!!! But she had daddy with her and my Auntie Dani. (As well as my baby sister who was still in her belly). After my surgery and activation things got tough! I had to learn how to use my new "ears". I didnt care though. I had so much fun playing with my teachers! I got to see them every week! And every week I learned something new! The story I love to hear is when I "heard" the cat meow for the first time! This story still makes mommy cry!
"The first time Jaycee "Heard" the cat meow was our shinning moment. The WOW moment as most call it. She signed in ASL as fast as she could 'HEARD' 'CAT' 'MOM' 'MOM' 'HEARD' 'CAT'. I began crying because this was proof we did the right thing, My baby could "hear" now and she understood sound."
Fast forward to 2018 I am a bright, smart, funny, cute 6.5yr old. I go to school everyday and I love it! This year I started to transition into mainstream kindergarden. Im so excited becase I have my two BFF's with me! Next year when I go to 1st grade I'll be by my self with no Ms. Jackie, Ms. Vickie or Ms. Wendy. I'm sorta scared but I know they are still with me at school and I can see them if I need to.
Thats it! Thats me! Love me Lots! Hug me to the moon and back!! And please sign up, donate or both to my walk!!! See you all Walk day!!! Please like my page on Facebook. Join my team at walk4hearing.org and or donate in my honor! I’d love to have ALL my friends join me on my special walk day! Just ask my mom how!
Love you to the moon and stars,
To sign up or donate go to walk4hearing.org find our walk (Long beach CA 6-9-18) search for Team Jaycee or my name! Any questions please contact me. (702-612-6919)