Former Deaf Child Shares His Story with Lawmakers

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Former deaf child shares his story with lawmakers Posted: Jul 19, 2012 7:42 PM EDT Updated: Jul 19, 2012 7:52 PM EDT AWENDAW, S.C. (WCIV) – Johnathan is a normal kid. He likes fishing and playing sports. It was at the age of 13, one year ago, that he first got to hear the sounds of all his favorite things. “You can hear the whole world outside,” he said. MUSC Children’s Hospital gave Johnathan the gift of hearing, with cochlear implants. It’s not only changed his life but his 10-year-old brother, Sam’s, too. “I just wanted my brother to hear, and be normal,” he said. As one of MUSC’S patients, Johnathan was selected to go to Capitol Hill to share his story with Congress. He will join a group of children’s hospital patients from all over the country. “Johnathan is such a great example of our young patients that MUSC Children’s Hospital has helped [...]