It’s called Echolocation, and Ben Underwood is the one and only person in the world who can see with sound.

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Ben Underwood was born in Riverside California on January 26th, 1992 a perfectly normal/healthy baby boy. After a few years at the young age of three, his mother noticed abnormal changes in the color of his eyes. It led to a doctors visit that would forever be any mother’s worse nightmare. Ben was diagnosed with Bilateral Retnoblstoma. Basically meaning, Ben had developed cancer in both of his eyes resulting him to be permanently blind. His family was devastated, however refused to let this define Ben.

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Ben discovered what is called Echolocation at the age of five. In other words, Ben could use sound waves and listen to the echo in order to locate people, objects or navigate. Ben Underwood was treated as any other kid. He played video games, rode bicycles, Rollerblade, electric scooters, played basketball, football, skateboarding, and surfing ALL with little to no assistance from others. Due to his superhuman capabilities, Ben has been in People Magazinge, on the Ellen Show, Oprah Winfrey show, and even to Japan for a Japanese talk show.
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On January 19th, 2009, Ben Underwood passed away from the same cancer that had taken his vision. Through his families love, strength and religious devotion, Ben Underwood lived a beautiful life achieving unimaginable things and creating inspiration for those who’ve failed to believe.

RIP BEN UNDERWOOD

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