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Sam Mallon

“I talk to [Rush], like I talk to anyone else,” Smith said. “I interact with him the same way. He still talks to me, without using words, but I mean, it’s the same as a toddler not being able to talk to me with words, they can still communicate what they need and want.” Smith and Rush communicate very smoothly, though Rush is non-verbal. Using her words and hand gestures, Smith asks Rush to tell her, with his hands, if the temperature of his breakfast is too hot.