ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) — KTTC is honored to introduce viewers monthly to some of the youngest among us, facing the unthinkable with bravery and optimism. In our sixth “Kids With Courage” segment, Caitlin Alexander introduces us to 10-year-old Braylin Hiley.

Braylin recently celebrated her 10th birthday.

Braylin isn’t afraid to speak her mind.

When she learned she was going to be featured on the news, she exclaimed to her parents, “OMG!”

But she speaks differently than most.

“I would say 80% of it is her eye gaze machine now,” said Braylin’s mother Shannon.

To picture the technology Braylin uses to communicate, her parents said it may be helpful to picture British Theoretical Physicist Dr. Stephen Hawking.

Braylin’s father Matt further explained how Braylin’s eye gaze machine works.

Braylin uses technology that allows her communicate through eye movement.

“It reads her eyes, and then she can navigate a computer and it

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