By peoplestaff225
Updated September 04, 2007 04:38 PM
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JQ DePaiva, the son of James "Jimmy" and Kassie DePaiva of One Life to Live, is a very unique little boy. The 10-year-old was born deaf and he and his family are using their experiences to hopefully help others. One way the family is doing this is having JQ guest on All My Children at the end of September.

The show, which currently has a storyline involving a deaf character, had previously spoke with Kassie and Jimmy about life since JQ’s diagnosis to make sure that they portrayed everything correctly. So when the producers of the show needed a little boy to guest, they immediately turned to the DePaivas.

JQ had a great time on the show and Kassie says that the staff and crew were amazing. However, that doesn’t mean that they didn’t have their glitches. Kassie states,

The parents couldn’t be prouder of their son and it was evident by the grin on Kassie’s face as she said,

And while Kassie is happy for her son, she hopes that he decides that he doesn’t like acting too much. She said,

Kassie is thrilled with how the storyline is playing out and even more excited that people will learn more about the League for the Hard of Hearing. The league is a non-profit hearing rehabilitation and human service agency for all who are hard of hearing, deaf and deaf blind.