Hearing aids are generally expensive for many people, and they aren’t always covered by insurance.
Braden Baker, a 10 year old deaf boy in Fort Worth, Texas, learned his lesson after his dog chewed up his hearing aids twice. It hit Braden and he stated, “When my dog ate my hearing aids, I kind of learned how important it is and I kind of felt bad for other people who might not be able to replace theirs.” So in June, he decided to set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for the Oticon Hearing Foundation with an initial goal of $1,000. By the end of July, he raised over $15,000.
On Wednesday, August 23rd, Braden and his mother gave the check of $15,000 to the foundation’s President Gary Rosenbaum. After giving the check, he was thanked for his generosity. Braden made a statement afterwards, saying “It gave me happiness.” Congratulations, Braden!