Canadian-born Jordan Livingston (aged 19) has won a scholarship to train toward becoming a commercial aviation pilot. The significance? He wears two cochlear implants and was born profoundly deaf, to a hearing family.
Predictably, Livingston met some nay-sayers, as is reported:
People wondered if Livingston could pass the Federal Aviation Administration’s stringent medical exams. Some even questioned whether a deaf person should fly at all.
Undeterred, Livingston is focusing on his dream job of piloting a Boeing 737 for Southwest Airlines when he graduates from his aviation business administration major at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Arizona.
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