15-year-old Patrick Otema was born profoundly deaf in a remote rural area of Uganda. There are no schools for deaf children anywhere near his village. Due to his location, Patrick never had a conversation with another human being in his entire life.
That was until sign language teacher, Raymond Okkelo, came to town. Raymond hoped to completely change Patrick”s life by offering him and other deaf people in the area a way out of the fearful silence they knew for their entire lives.
(Source: Channel 4)
The moment he smiles is what really got to me. It”s as if a whole new world just opened to him. You could feel his heart for that brief moment.