December 23, 2011

Embrace It By David Cluff


Last week held some interesting experiences. I had to try new things and I was not sure I would like them. But I learned that I will have to embrace it and try the best I can.

November 19, 2011

Finding My Voice By David Cluff


Everyone experiences a time in finding their voice. Either as a child or an adult, it is a joyous occasion when you feel like you can express yourself.

October 26, 2011

4 Years!

After a lot of work, waiting and waiting I finally decided to have some of my Silent Moment, My Story blog entries printed. Along with the entries I put in photos of me in my suit for my parents to have, making it a gift for them to have throughout the years.

October 23, 2011

Frustrated by David Cluff

We all have moments where we feel frustrated with something. I had many of those moments the past few weeks. It started with getting my wisdom teeth taken out. I felt fine the first day of recovery but then the next few days I didn't feel like myself. As much as I tried to be positive about it, I felt frustrated.  What got me through?

September 13, 2011

The Guy In The Suit...

You might have seen new pictures of me in a suit and wondering what they are for.

I am preparing to serve a two year mission for my church and for my paperwork I needed a photo of me in my suit. After we got the standard head shot the photographer and I decided to do some fun ones for my family to have, while I am away. I had so much fun and the photographer did an amazing job! Take a look!

August 13, 2011

A Chance By David Cluff


When I think about my parents and their decision to get my first Cochlear Implant, I think of what they went through to get me one. My parents saw that I wanted to hear again and they did what they thought was best. Most people think that my parents were taking my agency away to choose but rather they were giving me a chance to grow, to laugh and enjoy the same sounds they hear.

August 8, 2011

Disconnected By David Cluff

We often times have to disconnect from something to find balance in our lives.  When I feel like I am getting stressed out about a project or something I simply disconnect my implants and turn off the sounds of the world where I am able to think, pray and find confidence within myself again.

June 28, 2011

"Challenges Can Be Blessings" By David Cluff

After much thought and writing I decided to combine it all into a video. This video is very special to me as it tells "My Story" through pictures and music.

April 30, 2011

Finding Confidence Within Myself

FINDING CONFIDENCE WITHIN MYSELF
BY DAVID CLUFF


A few months ago I went to go speak at the Central Institute for the Deaf (CID), for a parent’s workshop. I was asked to talk about different resources that the St. Louis Children’s Hospital offers, deafteens.org and other resources in the St. Louis area. I was a little worried and did not know what to expect. I was soon about to learn that I will grow stronger within myself through this experience.

March 24, 2011

18 Years by David Cluff

This week I kept thinking about the past 18 years of my life and all the ups and downs, joys and sadness and all the things in life. I would like to dedicate “18 Years” to my loving parents, who were always there when I looked back. My parents have gone through a lot for me and tried to make the best of everything.

February 28, 2011

Becoming an Eagle

I had my Eagle Court of Honor last night and it could not have gone any more perfect! I would not have it any other way. I was so amazed at how many came and all the help they offered to set up and take down. Here is a little shocker—I did not touch a camera that night! Thanks to Gary Davis for taking pictures and I am so excited to see them!