Christopher Morton We all have struggles in our lives. Here's My Story I was born in 1994 where I was diagnosed with severe medical condition and chances of survival were unlikely. Until the age of fifteen, I was on various of medications. In 2000, I was diagnosed with severe hearing loss. In public schools, I struggled to communicate with teachers and students. In 2005, I was enrolled at California School for the Deaf Riverside in hopes to make sense of my identity. In 2011, I moved to Pennsylvania with my family where I was sent to mainstream school, unfortunately things weren’t getting better for me personally. In 2017 at the age of twenty-three, I felt like my life was going nowhere. This is when I knew I had to make my own journey. So, I packed up and drove to California to pursue motivational speaking. Moving to California didn’t exactly as planned, I’ve faced a lot of obstacles but after several months, I finally got the opportunity to share my story in hopes to make an impact. Eventually more opportunities began arising allowing me to travel to various schools and events throughout California. Click below to see my speeches portfolio! Click Here My Goal Is to show you that in order to change your life, you need to change your perspective. Let me show you how I’m here to emphasize that being “Deaf” is NOT a disability, our hearing loss doesn’t define us. We. Define. It.