Help Mema
$150 raised
60% of $250 goal
7 contributors
5 Years running
As many of you know, Sarena and I were raised by our grandmother after our mother passed away when we were children. Our grandmother is now 90 years old and has been living in perpetual silence for the past 8 years as she suffers from extreme hearing ...
As many of you know, Sarena and I were raised by our grandmother after our mother passed away when we were children. Our grandmother is now 90 years old and has been living in perpetual silence for the past 8 years as she suffers from extreme hearing loss due to abuse endured from her husband. Mema carried a job until she was 82 years old, eventually having to give up on working due to her hearing loss and an accident which left her with a broken hip. I have recently discovered the Starkey Foundation's program Hear Now, which offers discounted hearing aids for low-income individuals (they are usually $1200 each and are not covered by Medicaid or Medicare). We have started the process of having hearing aids ordered for her. However, the price tag for the reduced hearing aids is $250, and seeing as she lives on a fixed income of a little more than that, she cannot afford to pay for them herself. My grandmother doesn't believe in asking for charity. She survived the Depression and believes in picking yourself up by the bootstraps and moving on, but the fact of the matter is that she can't afford to hear. It is with genuine gratitude that I ask for any donations you can make to help her. Mema has lived through 7 wars, 9 decades of fashion, and out lived everyone in her immediate family, including 3 of her 4 children. She gave up her retirement to raise two little orphan girls and never once asked for help from anyone. If 40 people can donate $10 dollars or 80 people donate $5, then she will be able to hear her great-grand-daughters' first words and their laughter. Please donate today and offer my grandmother the chance to hear again, ending the silence that has surrounded her for too long. Thank you and God Bless.
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