Wilhelm (5) and Ludvik (2) are brothers, both born with a gene mutation called Connexin 26, which makes them profoundly deaf. Thanks to medical advances, a devoted mother, and a committed support network, the boys are now finding their voices — and YAY Images is incredibly thrilled and humbled to now be a small part of that. Slowly but surely, the boys are learning to speak — through hard work. And pictures.
At one of Wilhelm’s routine checkups, doctors made a troubling discovery — the otherwise healthy, sweet-faced baby was completely deaf. Three years later Wilhelm’s brother Ludvik was born completely deaf. Both boys have a gene mutation, Connexin 26. The condition has no other symptoms other than the deafness.Read full article