Ryan Aprea was born premature at 25 weeks, and consequently had to spend his first seven months of life in the ICU. Just when he was about to go home for the first time, his parents discovered their son was deaf.
A little over a year later, when he was two-years-old, they decided to give him cochlear implants – which were activated for the first time one month later.
Watch Ryan’s reaction when he hears for the first time. His smile is beyond precious.