GOOD NEWS Toddler Born Deaf Hears Music for the First Time
A three-year-old boy who was born deaf recently heard music for the first time thanks to an experimental device that was implanted in his brain, and his priceless reaction has gone viral.
Sophie Gareau and her son Auguste joined Fox and Friends Weekend this morning to tell the amazing story of how Auguste was able to make incredible breakthroughs with his hearing.
Gareau explained that Auguste, who was diagnosed as deaf at one-and-a-half years old, had tried all the available therapy and treatments - even cochlear implants - but nothing seemed to work.
One day, Gareau happened to see a viral video on Facebook featuring a deaf patient who had gotten an experimental procedure, auditory brainstem implant (ABI).
Gareau did the research, and it sounded like August was a perfect candidate for ABI. After a successful six-hour procedure, August can now hear some sounds.
His shocked reaction to hearing music at a family party and his subsequent dance moves were captured on a friend's iPhone in a hilarious, heartwarming video that has gone viral on the internet and given Gareau hope that Auguste's hearing will improve even more.
"It was an amazing moment ... I have shivers just thinking of that moment. And we're really hoping that we'll get more with time."
Watch the clip from Fox and Friends Weekend above.