Saturday, August 30, 2008

Welcome to my new blog

Hi everyone! My name is Amanda. I am 14 years old and I am deaf. I have a Cochlear Implant. My surgery was July 14, 2008. I start activation was Aug 12, 2008. I am learning to hear. 



Jennifer Bruno Conde said...

Hi Amanda!

I'm excited that you have your own blog now! Enjoy meeting new cyber friends like I have!

Jennifer :-D

amandakristineconde said...

Hi Jennifer how are u?

Joseph said...

Hi amanda its your Brother

Jennifer Bruno Conde said...

Hi Amanda! I am absolutely fabulous. And you?

Jennifer :-)

amandakristineconde said...

hi joseph it amanda

Anonymous said...

What a great blog, Amanda! I love the background color - do you like pink too? Have fun with your CI!

~ Wendi (from Illinois - I wear CI's too)

amandakristineconde said...

i need go bed today

amandakristineconde said...

wendi yes i like pink too

elizabeth said...

Hi, Amanda! I hope you will join your stepmother, Jennifer, at Deaf Village (

I love pink, too!

I am so proud of how hard you are working to learn to hear with your CI! Way to go, Amanda!!!

Sam said...

Hi Amanda! Nice blog! re you going to write about what you are hearing?

Janet said...

Hi Amanda! Very neat that you have your own blog. Write all about what you are heaing now with your CI. We love to hear about your adventures!

Evelyn said...

Hi Amanda,

I am so happy you have your own blog! I love your pictures and reading about how your doing. Goldy is the cutest dog!


Jennifer said...

Hi Amanda!! I'm excited that you have your own blog and hope you write often!
I love the picture of you with Buddy the monkey! I have that monkey too!

Amy said...

Hi amanda my name is Amy, I have been reading your stepmother blog its wonderful. How do you like your cochlear implant so far? Is it very weird? I have cochlear implant too since January 12th 2008 and my activation was February 15th 2008. I'm 20 years old my blog is pink too

TOM HANNON said...

Greetings Amanda:

As a young lady recently implanted you have so much to share with the world about your experiences, your ups & downs, your journey, and I for one look forward to “hearing” all about them!

Tom Hannon : Deaf 10.2006 : Implanted 09.2007

Debbie/Steve said...

Hi Amanda:

I've been following your
step-mom's blog about your CI journey. I'm so proud of you as you take a baby's first step in hearing with your CI. You're such a remarkable young woman. I look forward read your adventure.


amandakristineconde said...

Wendi, elizabeth, sam, janet, evelyn, jennifer, amy, tom hannon, debbie/steve. Thanks for your comments. :-)


Julie Layne said...

Hi, Amanda,
I've enjoyed reading about your CI journey on Jennifer's blog. I loved watching the videos. You have such a special family.

I'm a mom of a 14-year-old girl in Texas and we're both totally impressed with how brave you've been. Neither of us is deaf, and we've learned so much from Jennifer's blog.

I wish you all the best and will watch for new posts.


amandakristineconde said...

julie layne thanks I'm brave.

Love, Deaf Girl.

Valerie said...

Welcome to blogspot. I have been reading all about your experiences from your stepmother. I also have cochlear implants. Your last video touched me. As I hate the sound the toliet makes too!


Laurie said...

Hello Amanda,

Nice to meet you! You are starting an incredible journey! Can't wait to hear more from you. *smile!*


Charlotte said...

Hi Amanda, I love your Step mom's Blog, Like you i was born deaf and just recieved CI, I was activicated few days after yours! Reading your experinces and your problems at the start brought me in tears as i was worried about you, But now all is well.
I have put your blog link on my blog.
Keep up with good work and keep smiling. you got a great family.

Charlotte x

amandakristineconde said...

hi everyone how are you? I am born deaf. I have CI and I'm hear tv, my dog's tag, people talk, one boy yell at me too.

love, Deaf Girl

Shari/"Whiger" said...

Hi Amanda,

Now you can share your CI journey, too. How exciting to write about it.

Pink is a pretty color. It's one of my favorites, too. I like blues and purples, too.

amandakristineconde said...

hi shari/"whiger. i like purples and blue and pink too.

love deaf girl

Abbie said...

Hi Amanda! I have been following your blog since day one! I'm excited that you started your own blog. I have a dog myself and hearing the different noises they make is a fun to write about.

Good luck :)

Anonymous said...

Amanda, congratulations! It's Stephen's wife Laura (we met in Sedona). I am working with someone now who helps people learn to hear after cochlear implants, so it's neat to learn experiences from both the teachers and the people learning to hear. Big hugs and huge blessings to you, brave one. :) Love, Laura

Sheri Byrne-Haber said...

Hi Amanda,

I'm one of the folks who helped on your insurance appeal to get your implant. I'm so happy to see the progress you are making already ! For others who are having trouble getting implants covered by their insurers, please visit

All the best,

Sheri Byrne-Haber

Kathryn said...

Hi Amanda,

I hear it's HOT where you live. Here in Boston it's starting to get COLD.

I'm very proud of you.

Aunt Kitty