Local boy's wish for a voice comes true

Posted at 11:30 PM, Oct 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-18 02:30:29-04

It was an exciting day for eight-year old Adam West as Batman brought him a life-changing gift.

Adam was born pre-mature and deaf. He learned sign language, but at two years old, a surgery to help control his epilepsy caused him to lose the ability to sign simple gestures.

“We thought that the chance to communicate was lost,” said Jackie West, Adam’s mother.

But it wasn’t. The Wests were introduced to a device called an Eye Gaze—an eye operated communication system allowing people with disabilities to interact with the world. It’s expensive technology so the Wests always assumed it was out of reach.

On Tuesday, Make-A-Wish granted Adam a life changing gift. We were there when Adam was able to successfully communicate with his Eye Gaze for the first time.