Discoveries of a Wanderer

Discoveries of a Wanderer


The Deaf Can Hear

posted by Jana Melpolder

Sadly, the children with special needs in Bolivia might be overlooked. There can be many reasons for this. The parents might work and be away from their children. Another possibility could be that they suffer from drug addiction. They might love their beautiful child but just not know how to care for their little one.

Local Bolivians that work for World Vision are trying to change the lives of these kids that need extra support and attention.

We recently went to one community where a 12 year-old boy named Arturo lived without being able to hear for over 10 years. World Vision workers wanted give him a hearing aid. At last, through World Vision Sponsorship, they were able to afford a hearing aid for him.

Arturo was so happy to be able to hear that he almost cried immediately after he started wearing his hearing aid! His Grandmother was in the room for the big event, and the whole community celebrated this moment together. Needless to say,  it was an incredible experience to watch this child hear for the first time.

Watch the video of Arturo and his Grandmother after he received his hearing aid.
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  • lakegad

    Hi Jana,

    I’m so proud of you and your passion for the great needs in this world.

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