Imagine hearing for the first time. Ever. Life without sound, without music, without the voice of your parents is seemingly unbearable.

The grace of God through the practice of medicine has now allowed for Grayson Clamp, 3, to hear for the first time. Little Grayson has had to face several medical issues in his short life but the auditory brain stem implant will surely change his life. This is a beautiful story of the renewal of life. The news tonight had the recurring phrase by Grayson’s Dad this is striking in its simplicity: “Daddy loves you.” Watch the story. What a beautiful story of what Benedict XVI means by human ecology.

May Saint Cornelius, patron saint for hearing ailments, intercede before God on behalf of Grayson, and all those who have hearing problems. May God bless the medical professionals at UNC Medical Center (Chapel Hill).