'We saw the light in her eyes': 9-year-old cheerleader who's deaf is defying the odds

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CHEERLEADE BEING A PART OF THE CH EERS WITHOUT HEARING THEM MEET 9 YEAR OLD BROOKLYN COOPER. SHE’S DEATH, BUT SHE IS SLLTI FINDING A WAY TO MAKE HERSELF HEARD. HER TEAM HER COACH AND MOST IMPORTANTLYER H MOM ELIZABETH COOPER THAT NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE EVEN WITH THE DISABILITY. IT WAS KIND OF DIFFICULT BECAUSE SHE’S NEVER CHEERED BEFORE SO SHE’S NEVER HAD TO BE ON ME WITH COUNTS AND WTHA STARTED OFFS A DIFFICULT HAS NOW TURNED INTO A HOBBY FOR BROOKLYN FROM COMPETING OUTSIDE OF FLORIDA TO COLLECTING METALS BROOKLYN HAS IMP EVERYONE AROUND HER INCLUDING HER CHEEROA CCH SHEILA ROSS FIRST COMPETITION CAME AND WENT SAW THE LIGHT ON HER EYES MY MOM’S LIKE OKAY, WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? WE JUST SAIDNE O COMPETITION AND I’M LIKE I’M NOT A COACH IF I DON’T. MAKE IT THROUGH THE SEASON BROOKLYN IS THE ONLY CHEERLEERAD ON HER TEAWHOM IS DEAF, BUT THAT DID NOT STOP COACHOSS R FROM LETTING HER ON APPLE GIVE UP ON YOU WANT TO DO IN LIFE, YOU KNOW FOCUS ON YOUR ABILITIES TO KNOW YOU’RE TRULY A CCHOA WHEN YOU PRODEVI THAT ATTENTION TO THE ATHLETES WITH NO EXPERIENCET A ALL, BROOKLYN TYPICALLY DEPENDS ON HER COCHLEAR IMPLANTSO T HEARUT B NOT WHILE SHE’S COMPETING. HOW DO YOU GET THROUGH YOUR ROUTINE? WITHOUT BEING ABLE TO HEAR I CAN MAYBE. SHE CAN LIP RDEA FROM BEING ABLE TO LIP READ TO FILLINGHE T VIBRATIONS OF THE MUSIC BROOKLYN IS NOT LETTING HER DISABILITIES. STOP HERND A HEROM M CANNOT BE ANY PROUDER. USUALLY I’M HOLDING MY BREATH DURING THEER PFORMANCE AND AFTERWARDS USING THE ONE CRYING BECAUSE I’M SORO PUD SO PROUD. BROOKLYN SUPPORT TEAMOW N HOPING SHE SERVES AS AN INSPIRATION TO OTHERS WITH DISABILITIES. I HOPE SHE WILL BE AN INSPIRATIO TO OTHERS JUST BECAUSE SHE HAS A DISABILITY. THAT DOESN’T MEAN YOU KNOW, YOU CAN’T DO SOMETHING. YOU JUST WORK A LTLEIT HARDER AT ITOR

'We saw the airy successful her eyes': 9-year-old cheerleader who's deaf is defying the odds

A 9-year-old successful Florida is defying the likelihood and inspiring young athletes.Brooklyn Cooper is deaf, but that isn't stopping her from being a portion of the cheer team. Brooklyn has been deaf since the property of 2, and she is showing the satellite that thing is impossible, adjacent with a disability. "It was kinda hard due to the fact that she's ne'er cheered before, ne'er has had to beryllium connected number with beats," says Brooklyn's mom, Elizabeth Cooper. What started disconnected arsenic hard has present turned into a hobby for Brooklyn. From competing extracurricular of Florida to collecting medals, Brooklyn has impressed each those astir her, including cheer coach, Sheila Ross. "First contention came and went, we saw the airy successful her eyes, and her ma is like, 'Where bash we spell from here?' We conscionable said 1 competition, and I said, 'I americium not a manager if I don't marque it done the season,'" Ross said.Brooklyn is the lone cheerleader connected her squad who is deaf, but that didn't halt Coach Ross from letting her on. "Never springiness up connected what you privation to bash successful life, absorption connected your abilities and not your disabilities," Ross said.Brooklyn typically depends connected her cochlear implants to hear, but not portion she's competing."Usually I’m holding my enactment during the performance, and after, I americium the 1 crying due to the fact that I americium truthful proud. So proud," says Cooper. Brooklyn's enactment squad hopes she serves arsenic an inspiration to others with disabilities. "I anticipation she volition beryllium an inspiration to others, conscionable due to the fact that you person a disablement doesn’t mean you can't bash thing — you conscionable enactment a small harder astatine it," Cooper said.

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. —

A 9-year-old successful Florida is defying the likelihood and inspiring young athletes.

Brooklyn Cooper is deaf, but that isn't stopping her from being a portion of the cheer team.

Brooklyn has been deaf since the property of 2, and she is showing the satellite that thing is impossible, adjacent with a disability.

"It was kinda hard due to the fact that she's ne'er cheered before, ne'er has had to beryllium connected number with beats," says Brooklyn's mom, Elizabeth Cooper.

What started disconnected arsenic hard has present turned into a hobby for Brooklyn. From competing extracurricular of Florida to collecting medals, Brooklyn has impressed each those astir her, including cheer coach, Sheila Ross.

"First contention came and went, we saw the airy successful her eyes, and her ma is like, 'Where bash we spell from here?' We conscionable said 1 competition, and I said, 'I americium not a manager if I don't marque it done the season,'" Ross said.

Brooklyn is the lone cheerleader connected her squad who is deaf, but that didn't halt Coach Ross from letting her on.

"Never springiness up connected what you privation to bash successful life, absorption connected your abilities and not your disabilities," Ross said.

Brooklyn typically depends connected her cochlear implants to hear, but not portion she's competing.

"Usually I’m holding my enactment during the performance, and after, I americium the 1 crying due to the fact that I americium truthful proud. So proud," says Cooper.

Brooklyn's enactment squad hopes she serves arsenic an inspiration to others with disabilities.

"I anticipation she volition beryllium an inspiration to others, conscionable due to the fact that you person a disablement doesn’t mean you can't bash thing — you conscionable enactment a small harder astatine it," Cooper said.

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