Deaf Teenager Wins Music Scholarship
When Autumn Greelee's parents found out that she was deaf, they were left with many questions, KSDK TV reports.
"Is she going to be able to speak? Is she going to be able to have a job? Is she going to be able to do things that other children do?," her mom Lisa remembered.
"I did kind of feel left out and I did feel different, for sure," Autumn told KSDK.
After surgery to get a cochlear implant, which gave her a sense of sound, she fell in love with music. She got her first violin in the third grade.
But even with the implant, she doesn't hear normally. "I'm sure when I play my instrument it sounds very different to me than it sounds to somebody else," Autumn said.
And growing up deaf wasn't easy for the Missouri teenager. "I did kind of feel left out and I did feel different, for sure," she said.
This fall she will be heading to the University of Colorado.
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