A young deaf woman named Andrea got a cochlear implant—and the surprise of her life—recently.
Andrea was not born deaf, she was involved in an accident and has a disease that causes vertigo and deafness. She has combination hearing loss that deteriorated her hearing until she was left with almost nothing. Thanks to technology, many deaf people can now have restored hearing with a cochlear implant, but getting one is a big, life-changing decision.
When Andrea’s implant is turned on, you can see her immediate reaction as she simply hears her own self and environmental sounds. THEN she hears her mom say “I love you”—her emotion is so touching.
Andrea’s boyfriend, Kevin, was there the moment her implant was turned on, and decided this moment would be perfect to pop the question. Andrea’s reaction shows how right he was!
What a touching moment! I had instant tears even before Kevin proposed. Best wishes to the happy couple!