Amanda was born July 10, 1987...
happiest day of my life. We shared a birthday...she was a
beautiful little chunk when born...she had lazy eye and
that was addressed with glasses, eye patches and finally
surgery...we didn't get a diagnosis for quite a while,
first testing they said she was mentally retarded, but I
knew better... growth hormone levels came back
normal...then the MRI of her brain finally brought us
answers and we were devastated... luckily my Grandma told
me I couldn't put her in a bubble, that she deserved a
life worth living...so she continued through school and
graduated...we bought her bicycles, four wheelers and
horses and she rode them all... nothing she couldn't do if
she wanted...we we're fortunate to have a lovely couple
that made her Junior and Senior prom possible.
She loved music and I think going deaf and the cochlear implant
sent her on the downward spiral...she just got to where she
wouldn't talk or listen to the music...she was a RockStar before
CS took her hearing...she never felt like she was any different
than anyone else which is how we hoped we were raising
her...though she touched many hearts and we miss her terribly, I'm
thankful CS doesn't control her anymore.