May 23, 2012
Okita Taiga (17), a high school student of the Ishikawa Prefecture School for the Deaf, has a very handsome look. He is a member of the track and field club at the school, yearning after the inter-high school championships. Even if he does a dead run, he is conspicuous for a moment.
When he was a small boy, Taiga was a model. At audition, he used sign language and passed. His parents were very happy about it not because the son became the model, but because his being Deaf was accepted.
It turned out that Taiga was Deaf in ten months after the birth, and the parents were worried about his future. They have wished Taiga would grow up well no matter what obstacles were ahead.
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