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Too Great a Cost to Hear

When young brothers Ming and Gee were both born deaf, their parents wept. Being deaf themselves, the parents knew the harsh life their sons would face. Then their father saw something that gave them tremendous hope. Read Transcript


MING AND GUY ARE BROTHERS

AND THE BEST OF FRIENDS.

THEY UNDERSTAND EACH OTHER

WELL BECAUSE BOTH BOYS WERE

BORN DEAF.

THEIR PARENTS ARE DEAF,

TOO.

I WORRIED THAT MY SON

WOULD NOT HAVE ANY FRIENDS,

AND LATER WOULD NOT BE ABLE

TO FIND WORK.

JUST THE THOUGHT OF THAT

MADE ME

CRY.

Terry: A DOCTOR SAID

THEIR BOYS NEEDED HEARING

AIDS AND LANGUAGE TRAINING,

BUT THE FAMILY WAS EXTREMELY

POOR.

I COULD NOT PAY FOR ONE

HEARING AID, LET ALONE TWO.

SINCE WE ARE DEAF, NO ONE

WILL HIRE US.

Terry: SO FOR THE SAKE

OF THEIR SONS, THE COUPLE

STARTED BEGGING ON THE

STREETS.

PEOPLE POINTED AT US AND

LAUGHED AT US.

I WAS SO ASHAMED.

Terry: THEY ESTIMATED

IT WOULD TAKE AT LEAST 10

YEARS OF BEGGING TO COLLECT

ENOUGH MONEY FOR HEARING

AIDS.

THEN ONE DAY MR. ZUST SAW

SOMETHING THAT GAVE HIM

HOPE.

THERE WAS A SCHOOL WITH

ALL OF THE CHILDREN WEARING

HEARING AIDS.

I MET THE PRINCIPAL AND

TALKED TO HIM ABOUT OUR SONS.

I WAS SO TOUCHED BY THIS

COUPLE AND THEIR LOVE FOR

THE BOYS.

I WANTED TO DO SOMETHING TO

HELP.

Terry: THE PRINCIPAL

CALLED CBN.

WHILE THE COUPLE'S CONDITION

WAS TOO HARD TO BE TREATED,

THEY GAVE THE BOYS HEARING

AIDS.

I

WILL NEVER FORGET WHEN

OUR BOYS PUT ON THE HEARING

AIDS FOR THE FIRST TIME.

I AM SO HAPPY NOW.

THEY HAVE FRIENDS AND

THEY'LL BE ABLE TO GET JOBS

NOW WHEN THEY GROW UP, FOR

SURE.

Terry: AND WE ALSO

HELPED THE COUPLE START

THEIR OWN BARBER SHOP, SO

THEY DON'T HAVE TO BEG ON

THE STREETS ANYMORE.

I WILL WORK HARD TO

PROVIDE A GOOD LIFE FOR MY

SONS.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR

YOUR HELP AND YOUR LOVING

HEART.

YOU HAVE COMPLETELY CHANGED

ALL OF OUR LIVES.

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