||[Jul. 12th, 2006|12:00 am]
Hello!My name is Leela!I used to have an xanga but it gave my computer a virus,plus it has soooo much spyware on it,so I made this LiveJournal,instead.Anyways,a little about myself:My name is Leela,I am 17,I am a girl,I have 2 dogs,4 kittens,and a bird,I have 4 siblings(Lin,age 16 , Leah,age 4 and Logan and Larry(twins)ages 6 months).
Also,I am non-verbal,which means I cannot verbally speak.I use American Sign Language to communicate.I have been non-verbal ever since I was 4 years old.Most people would just say that I am "mute",but I prefer to use the term "non-verbal".
I like reading and writing alot,and I like anime and manga,and I like to play the piano and the violin.
Anyways,what happened when I was four I became very sick,and it caused me to have a stroke.It paralyzed my vocal cords.I had to learn how to walk again,but I didn't get my prpoer ballance back,so I have to walk with a cane.Sometimes,I have a hard time undertstanding people,but most of the time I understand pretty well.
It took me about 3-4 months to learn ASL.My family learned it with me.My younger sister,Leah,has some trouble with it,but otherwise she is pretty good at it for a 4-year-old.My little twin brothers will have to learn it when they get old enough.
Well,that is all for now.I hope I can make new friends here!