Here are just a few stories of the people who have been helped by the Beltone Hearing Care Foundation:
The storms that ripped through Alabama
last April caused major devastation for
so many people. So, a group of Auburn
fans who wanted to help got together
and formed Toomer’s for Tuscaloosa.
Right before Christmas, they received
a letter from a 7-year-old boy. His
Christmas wish was that his grandfather
could have new hearing aids, as his were
lost in the storms. This wish was posted
to Facebook and we saw the request.
Together, we were able to fulfill the boy’s
wish for his grandfather. The family’s
response was, “There are still good
people in the world.”
A local man owned and operated a
towing business in town for over 25
years, so he got to know folks very well.
Over the years, he provided towing for
stranded motorists, even if they did
not have the means to pay him. He just
wanted to make sure that they were OK.
When I learned of his hearing problem,
I decided to help. So, for Christmas,
I gave him hearing aids. He has helped
so many people, that it was just time
I helped him out.
Roxanna had one deaf ear and one
ear that showed minimal signs of life.
The Beltone Hearing Care Foundation
donated some very powerful hearing
aids, so we were able to fit Roxanna.
I began to turn up the volume and
Roxanna and I were looking at each
other. Her eyes welled up with tears and
so did mine. It soon became evident that
Roxanna, for the first time since she was
a little girl, could hear.