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Breaking the sound barrier: Deaf Lynden football player embraces being unique

Senior defensive lineman Jesse Stewart tackles deafness head-on

A photo through a football helmet showing Lynden senior Jesse Stewart.
Lynden senior Jesse Stewart, who was born deaf, received cochlear implants at a young age and has built himself into an all-league defensive lineman for one of the best Class 2A football teams in the state. (Andy Bronson/Cascadia Daily News)
By Eric Trent News Producer
Lynden senior Jesse Stewart has to worry about one thing most athletes don’t have to: hearing.

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