A connection that no disability can break
Originally Appeared on Vype
When he was just six months old, Benjamin Dunn’s father caught meningitis, which led to him being deaf for the rest of his life.
On the outside looking in, being deaf seems like a tough thing to deal with. But for Dunn’s father, Reginald, being deaf is the least of his concerns.
Dunn is a senior running back for the Sam Houston Tigers and though his father is deaf, that hasn’t affected the connection the two have, especially when it comes to the game of football.
Dunn’s father played high school football back in the day, and though it was a challenge adjusting to the game with a hearing disability, Dunn’s father stayed with it and developed the skill set to play multiple positions.
“I played cornerback, running back, free safety and linebacker. At first, it was a struggle,” Reginald admitted.
“There were a lot of mistakes I had to pick up on. One of my friends kept pushing me and encouraged me not to quit. That’s when things started to turn around for me. Where ever the football went that’s where my eyes went.”
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