Wonderful Friends Help a Blind and Deaf Man Experience a Live Soccer Game

Hélio Surdos's friend Carlos is deaf, blind, and a huge soccer fan. As a result of his sensory limitations, he's been largely left out of the excitement of the World Cup in Brazil. One morning, Hélio woke up with a great desire to help Carlos follow a soccer match live. So he made a scale model of a soccer field and marked lines with what appears to be a plastic clay.

During a match between Brazil and Croatia, Hélio moved Carlos's hands over the board to match the movement of the ball. Regiane, an interpreter, verbally signed the gameplay into Carlos's back. As you can see, Carlos really got into the spirit of the event.


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The lengthy video embedded above shows how Hélio and Regiane built the board and conducted the event. The gameplay begins at 4:07. Watch a thrilling goal at 9:50 and Regiane's clever use of a vuvuzela at 10:10.

-via Huffington Post


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