- James from Massachusetts was born healthy but became disabled after he was infected with jaundice when he was young
- The teenager was able to speak for the first time aged 19 after he underwent a neurology surgery
- His mother Beth Bostic was overjoyed when she heard her son's voice for the first time
A Massachusetts mother who was unable to communicate with her son for 19 years could not hide her joy after she heard her son say "I love you" for the first time with his own voice.
Beth Bostic’s 19-year-old son, James, was born healthy but became disabled after he was infected with jaundice when he was young.
According to a report by Fox 8 news on Saturday, November 30, the teenager was able to communicate after he underwent a neurological procedure.
"We have had quite the journey of trying to find different ways for him to be able to interact with the world but when he had the surgery, he has been able to regain his voice back,” Bostic said.
"It was nothing short of a miracle. It was amazing, he is no longer going to have to be dependent on me being his voice for him. He literally has his own voice. And that has been mind-blowing," she added.
James was finally able to tell his mother he loves her and she is very happy for him.
Currently, Bostic is studying healthcare policy so she would be able to help other people who have faced similar challenges as her son.
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