At a doctor’s appointment a few weeks ago, Variety Teen Isabella exclaimed, “Oh my gosh, I can hear the paper!”
That’s because, at this doctor’s appointment, Isabella received a hearing aid with the help of Variety and our supporters. And it is already making a big difference in her life.
Isabella has hearing loss in her right ear. Although she can still hear through her left ear, she was having a difficult time joining in conversations with others and listening in class.
“She has been missing out on even more than I imagined,” says Isabella’s mom, Mary. “She was excited just to be able to hear crickets again, and to hear the paperwork rustle at the doctor’s office!”
Now, Isabella doesn’t have to miss out on anything anymore. Her mom shares that her demeanor has changed, and she is more of a “Chatty Kathy,” because she is so happy that she can hear everything clearly.
Mary also shares that this wouldn’t be possible without Variety.
“As a single mom, assistance from Variety was crucial to Isabella being able to receive a hearing aid,” says Mary. “Unfortunately, as much as I pay for insurance, hearing aids are not covered.”
“I would like to thank all who played a role in my daughter receiving a hearing aid,” Mary continues. “This has changed her life in such a dramatic way. Without your donations and support she wouldn’t have been able to receive one. There really aren’t enough words to express my gratitude to each and every one of you, THANK YOU!”