CORPUS CHRISTI –
A Ray High School student proves that despite having a disability, you can follow your dreams.
19-year-old, Angel Garcia really knows how to bust a move.
Garcia was born completely deaf in one ear and is slowly losing his hearing in the other.
“Now that I am loosing my hearing a little bit more, I want to listen to music a lot more, and continue on with my signing and dancing with it, because I like music,” said Garcia.
Garcia learned how to dance by watching Michael Jackson perform on stage to Billie Jean at the age of 10.
At a recent talent show, he proved that despite not having all of his senses, he could dance too.
“Some people don’t believe that I can do, what I can do, I am deaf, and I wanted to show my talents, and make them think wrong, and like wow, that was really good.” said Garcia.
The recent graduate, admits it’s been a long journey because at first he did not think he could hear.
“I used to be a mute, I did not speak at all, speech classes helped me improved my speech, and I caught my voice, it was really terrible at the time,” said Garcia.
However, music has created a window into a different world for him.
He hopes his love for music will help others in the deaf community.
“This makes me feel good inside that I am helping the deaf community, and people learn what it feels like to be part of the deaf culture, and signing, and dancing, it’s just very, such a good feeling,” said Garcia.
You can follow Garcia on YouTube under Tacolover594
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