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Mute, but not Silent: Isaiah Acosta continues to spread his powerful message loudly

Phoenix Children’s Hospital’s very own, Isaiah Acosta sat down with Kelli Davis, CMN Senior Director, Celebrity Partnership and Content Development for Children’s Miracle Network’s Untold Miracles podcast to talk about his dreams and accomplishments — along with tackling a tough topic: bullying.

Isaiah has been a fighter from the beginning. Born without a jaw, he was deprived of oxygen for 15 minutes at birth and relies on both breathing and feeding tubes every day. Isaiah’s doctors said he had some difficult odds to beat in order to survive. He has done just that, and as the world’s first mute rapper – it is evident that nothing gets between Isaiah and his dreams.

“Anybody can live a dream no matter what you’re going through or what you’re struggling with in life,” says the wise-beyond-his-years teen during this interview. “People that try to get us down, we can’t let them stop us. Let it make us work harder with a smile.”

Isaiah’s journey has brought him many opportunities to publicly tell his story and use his platform to spread positive messages. With the help of his friend, the late rapper, Trap House, Isaiah’s song Oxygen to Fly, was given a voice. The two performed the moving song  multiple times together. To hear which one stands out to Isaiah the most, listen to his interview.

As a one-of-a-kind person and rapper, Isaiah has worked with many celebrities. In his interview, you can also hear who he refers to as his favorite.

Isaiah was the CMN Champion for Phoenix Children’s Hospital in 2016 and continues to be an advocate and an inspiration for the . He is proof not only of the world-class care that Phoenix Children’s provides, but also the mission-driven community that surrounds and supports our patients.

To hear more stories like Isaiah’s, visit Children’s Miracle Network’s Untold Miracles channel.