14 Jun An Unforgettable Gift
At the impressive age of 94-years-old, Effie Wilson has remained independent and self-sufficient with the help of the Hearing Aid Project and her loved ones.
Effie’s father dealt with hearing loss throughout his life, and her struggle to hear became prominent once she reached her seventies. Throughout the years, her hearing loss worsened and now Effie can no longer interact with those around her, watch her favorite TV shows or enjoy the laughter of her grandchildren.
“What I miss most is being able to take part in normal, everyday conversations,” Effie said. “I enjoy having my family and friends visit, but it makes me sad when I’m not able to join in the conversation. I may be 94-years-old, but I still have a lot to say.”
Due to Effie’s hearing loss, glaucoma and other related health conditions, her son-in-law Rusty Hollingsworth took it upon himself to find her assistance.
He discovered the Hearing Aid Project online and was able to find Effie the help that she needed. Effie was recently fitted with two refurbished hearing aids, which have already made a tremendous difference in her life.
“Your organization has been wonderful taking us through the process,” Effie said. “It is a dream come true for me.”
If you would like to help others receive the gift of hearing you can do so by creating a personal fundraiser, or making a cash donation online. Every $500 changes a life.
“I can’t tell you how excited your program made my mother-in-law,” Rusty said. “These hearing aids have made such a difference for her. On behalf of her entire family, I want to thank you so much for everything you have done for her. You don’t know how much of a difference you have made.”