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Maryland girl's sign language performance of Carrie Underwood song goes viral

Maryland girl's sign language performance of Carrie Underwood song goes viral

A Maryland girl went viral this week after her father posted a video to social media of the 8-year-old performing Carrie Underwood’s song “The Champion” in American Sign Language.

Richard Dahan, of Frederick, filmed a home video of his daughter Savannah’s bilingual performance and posted it on social media in hopes of sharing her gift for music. Dahan and his family are deaf and speak ASL in their home.

Savannah, who identifies as deaf and can hear with the assistance of hearing aids, grew up loving music and using sign language from a young age, Dahan said.

“ASL involves body language and facial expressions,” he said. “My daughter was able to share her emotions with...

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