A Boy, Born Without Ears, Can Wear Sunglasses Now
Kieran Sorkin, a 9-year-old boy from Hertfordshire was born without ears. His biggest wish was to wear sunglasses. Recently, he said, in the hospital, that his new ears are healed and now they can support sunglasses. Kieran had just small lobes on the place where his ears should have been. This is known as the bilateral microtia. Last summer, he had an operation that should create a pair of ears. They were made from cartilage, from his ribs. The surgery was at the Great Ormond Street Hospital in London.
The second operation was in February, where doctors had to lift his ears and place them in the correct position. Doctors also covered them with skin, they took from his scalp.
A few days ago, he said to his doctor that he can wear sunglasses. The name of the doctor is Neil Bulstrode. Kieran is very happy and satisfied for this improvement in his life. In addition, Kieran said that Mt Bulstrode is the best surgeon, because he made his wish come true.
Kieran’s mother said that he is very happy now, and that his biggest desire is reality now. He can wear sunglasses during the summer. She also said that Kieran was brave during the process and this surgery increased his confidence and self-esteem.
Kieran was deaf, from birth. Thanks to the hearing aid, he can hear now. This is one more proof how much the medicine and science can change our life. With those surgeries, Kieran will be a sad boy. Now, he is the happiest in the whole world.