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Father Cyril Axelrod (born Sheftil ben Avram Abba on 24 February 1942 in Johannesburg, South Africa) is a deafblind Catholic priest of the Redemptorist Order known for his work for the deaf and deafblind people around the world, especially in South Africa, China and the United Kingdom.
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Born deaf to Jewish parents, he has later converted to Catholicism and became a Catholic priest, before losing his eyesight due to the Usher Syndrome. Despite his deafness and later deaf blindness Fr Axelrod has worked tirelessly to help disabled people and be an inspiration to many.
He is the first deafblind person to have been made Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2014 for his services to the disabled and is also notable as a champion for deaf and deafblind people. His life is described in autobiography published in 2005: And the Journey Begins (ISBN 0946252556).