Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Max's World

Last weekend, I had the opportunity to spend a few hours with Max Smith-Levin, 3, who was born with a rare disorder that left him without eyes. The reporter and I were not sure what to expect from this story. When we got there his parents explained to us that Max loves music. When a song began he would start to smile and swing his body to the rhythm of the music. I could only imagine what it would be like to be blind, with only sounds and sense of touch to help me experience the pleasures of life. He also has a set of prosthetic eyes .Watching him playing music with his keyboard was very inspiring for me. This three-year-old little boy is amazing and I'm sure he will be making beautiful music in the future.

When the music stops he grabs his ears to signal to his parents that he wants more.

Max's father helps him with his toys.
Max smiles when he hears his favorite songs.(Above) Max plays music on a keyboard his grandparents gave him and he has learn every button on the keyboard. (Below)

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