8-year-old deaf basketball star uses the game to communicate

8-year-old deaf basketball star uses the game to communicate

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8-year-old deaf basketball star uses the game to communicate

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Here is an inspiring story worth sharing from NBC News and Jenna Wolfe.

Zeke Ortiz, an 8-year-old basketball player from Frederick, Md., was a star on his team and he wants to play in the NBA someday.

But Ortiz is deaf as are his parents and brother.

Seeking greater competition, Ortiz moved from the team he played on with other deaf children to one with children who can hear.

He remains a star and has used basketball as a means of communication, thanks to help from his father, his coaches and his teammates.

Watch the video below. It’s worth your time.

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