Sunday, May 25, 2008

American Gladiator Brick Reilly Cochlear Implant

This is great - awesome to see contender Brick with a cochlear implant. I guess he isn't wearing the implant under his helmet over the water. Maybe Cochlear can come up with a water proof version...(see Lily post) He was also being hit in the head by a 290 pound behemoth named "Justice" in the joust.

He is a tree climber and is dominating the other contestant. He even dislocated his shoulder and popped it back in and finished.

From his bio on NBC. Brick Reilly is a 27-year-old tree climber from Springfield, New Jersey. He was born deaf and has always deemed athletics an important escape from the realities of life. Though Reilly recently had a cochlear implant which gave him the ability to hear, he never used his disability as an excuse in his life. He works as a mentor for deaf children in the New Jersey area.

1 comment:

Abbie said...

This is another one from new jersey! :)