After I graduated from Hillsdale College in 1979 I still wasn't sure what I wanted to do. So I went to Gallaudet College in Washington DC for an intensive sign language course. Gallaudet is the nation institute for the deaf. It was fantastic and fun and cool. Living on campus we were 'on the spot' and had to start using sign language right away. It came rather easy to me. I attribute this to years of cheerleading. Why? Because I was learning words with motions. Just like sign language :o)
One Saturday I went with a group of deaf students to the beach. We drove in a big van and I will never forget how loud the music was playing; Saturday Night Fever.
So any way....Nyle DiMarco is profoundly deaf and he is a Gallaudet graduate. He represents the deaf community beautifully. (heh. no pun intended)
And he can dance! He is on Dancing with the Stars this season.
You may wonder what makes him a star?
He won America's Next Top Model a few years ago. So there you go.
I saw this cute video on Facebook today and thought I would share.
I happen to know the signs for Jimmy Carter and Nixon too.
Ask me some time. I'll show you.
Encourage one another,