Teen Is Giving The Gift Of Hearing To Deaf Children

USATODAY_HumankindPublished: August 17, 2017Updated: August 19, 201771 views
Published: August 17, 2017Updated: August 19, 2017

Life in the 21st century can be very hard. The money, the tempo, the stress can really get to us, and if that’s not enough, we always have the mass media to tell us about something terrifying that happened half a planet away from us. It seems like everyday it gets harder and harder to enjoy the little things in life and just genuinely relax. But sometimes, there are stories like this one that makes us feel grateful to be human, grateful to be kind and grateful to have the ability to help others.

This story comes to us from an incredible 18-year old girl called Grace O’Brien, who single-handedly changed the lives of hundreds of children around the globe. She says that she just knew that she was destined for helping others in need, and seen as she had a deaf father growing up, she decided to put all of her effort in improving the lives of deaf children in developing countries.

According to Grace, hearing aids require batteries, and batteries cost. Sometimes the cost of one can amount to the weekly paycheck of the parents. This is why she searched everywhere until she found an adequate replacement for classical batteries. She came across a company called Solar Ear, which makes hearing aids that can be powered by rechargeable solar batteries, meaning the sun or even a light bulb can power them in no more than 2 hours, making it very cost effective. Well done, Grace, we wish we were more like you!

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