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There Is Something Incredible About This Percussion Band. Its Members Are Deaf.

Most people believe that the deaf can’t appreciate music, much less make music. However, those people are about to be proved wrong.

This amazing percussion band from Singapore called ExtraOrdinary Horizons is made up of young musicians and singers, all of which are deaf. Watch as they lay down some serious beats in their music video below, called Deaf, Loud and Proud. I had no idea this was even possible!

(Source: Our Better World)

ExtraOrdinary Horizons was founded by singer Lily Goh, who was a deaf participant in the very first season of Singapore Idol, back in 2004. The aim of ExtraOrdinary is to bring about awareness and knowledge about the deaf community in Singapore to the rest of the world, and help them better integrate into mainstream society and to be accepted for who they are.

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This Little Girl Never Saw Or Heard Her Mother Until This Amazing Moment

At 2 years old, Nicolly Pereira never saw nor heard her mother.

This toddler from Brazil was both deaf and blind. She was diagnosed with pediatric glaucoma after birth. The glaucomas in her eyes were so bad, she couldn’t even see light.

Her mother was desperate to help her little girl.

Nicolly received seven different surgeries in her home of Santa Catarina, Brazil, but they were unsuccessful.

But then her mother, Daiana Pereira, posted Nicolly’s story on Facebook.

It went viral…and eventually, a Facebook user from Miami contacted the Jackson Health Foundation’s International Kids Fund (Wonderfund) on behalf of Nicolly. The Fund partnered with the Kevin Garcia Foundation and together the organizations raised $17,000 to pay for Nicolly’s surgery at Bascom Palmer.

For months, Daiana believed her child was developmentally disabled.

Not only was the toddler deaf and blind, but she could not talk or walk. Amazingly, when Nicolly and her mother arrived in the U.S., doctors at the University of Miami discovered she had water buildup in her inner ears.

The doctors drained the little girl’s ears and she could hear!

Once she was out of surgery and recovery, this baby experienced something amazing.

She was able to see light — and mom — for the very first time.

Before this moment, Nicolly lived in a dark world without her mother’s face.

(Feel free to cry.)

It’s incredible what this little girl had to fight through.

If you were moved by this story, please consider making a donation to the organizations that made this all possible.

You can make a donation to the Wonderfund here. Learn more about the Kevin Garcia Foundation here.

What an amazing time we live in. Thanks to kind-hearted strangers and social media, this girl can now experience a world full of light.

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There’s Something Very Different About This Seemingly Normal Restaurant.

If you were walking by this brand new restaurant, you may be surprised to notice something a little different about the staff. It might seem a little bizarre at first, but it’s truly brilliant. Signs is a restaurant that hires a certain kind of server (but most people may not realize it when they first step in the door).

More importantly, even ordering a meal here helps bring people like yourselves in touch with those we may never have otherwise interacted with.

Don’t have any idea what I’m talking about? Check this out and all will be revealed…

(H/T: The National via San Francisco Globe)

What the restaurant’s owner is doing to raise awareness to those deaf people all around us is amazing. By helping make American Sign language approachable, and even fun, perhaps these patrons will be encouraged to reach out to people they wouldn’t have in the future. If you think this place would be fun to visit, be sure to share with your friends using the buttons below.

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A Deaf Baby Experiences Hearing For The First Time… And This Is His Reaction.

7 week-old Lachlan was born without the gift of hearing, having been diagnosed very early on with severe sensorineural hearing impairment in both ears.

This is the moment that he was able to hear for the very first time thanks to his first hearing aid. His reaction when the doctor turned on the aid was truly amazing. He went from shock, to being quite confused over this new experience to having the most precious little smile on his face.

(Source: Toby Lever)

Lachlan’s parents say their beautiful little boy is two years old now and doing remarkably well. Soon after Lachlan received his hearing aids, he started speech therapy with the assistance of an early intervention service offered by Tarayle, which is an oral language center for deaf children.

When This Little Girl Finally Hears For The First Time, I Lost It. Beautiful.

Growing up without one of the five senses is no setback to the impaired. They adapt, learn, and become stronger by dealing with it.

But what if someone had the chance years later to gain a sense they never had? What if they had chance to finally use what everyone else takes for granted? How would you react if this suddenly became reality for you?

My eyes didn’t make it past the 1:30 mark. Seeing this young girl finally experience the sound of her voice for the first time… wow. It truly makes you believe in miracles.