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Rise Above: Matthew Ross

Updated: February 22, 2009, 9:15 PM ET
By Ryan Canner-O'Mealy / photo by Jay Carlson
Matthew Ross never spoke and barely made any sounds as a young child. The one exception, according to his mother, Susan, was when they would drive by a golf course. That's when a 4-year-old Matthew would start making noise. Finally, Susan asked him if that's where he wanted to go and Matthew started nodding his head.

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