It’s important to help the children because they’re the future of the world – and if we neglect the children, we diminish our future. This is a very special thing that can be done for the children. It is something from which they’ll always remember. The greatest reward is in the faces and smiles of each person as we help them hear again. This is the best work that could ever be done because it’s helping people… and that’s what life is all about.
It’s the smiles of hundreds of children. It’s the sparkle in the eyes of the boy who, by wearing his "ear helpers,” no longer considers himself disabled. It’s a mother’s joyful tears as her daughter hears her voice for the first time, and the confidence of a young woman whose handicap is left far behind. Beyond statistics, specifications and measurements is a dimension of hearing so simple, yet so profound. It can be seen in the faces of those hearing again. Through your gifts, you too can experience what is only measurable in the heart.
The importance of your contribution can be better appreciated when you consider hearing's true significance. By facilitating the exchange of thoughts, ideas and feelings, hearing forms the building blocks of human relations. What would the value of our cherished freedom of speech be if we were denied the freedom of hearing?