Radio Noon NL | Dec 3, 2012 | 12:32

Francis Smith was born with a disorder that's left him with extreme facial deformities.

He was also born without ears. That didn't stop him from learning to play the piano and violin. Or from doing post-doctoral research at the University of Calgary. He is in town for a very special reason and joined us in Studio to talk aboout it.

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