The Gift of Hearing...
Emmanuel arrived at Hogar de Amor y Proteccion al Nino in August 2020 together with his older sister Isabel. Upon his arrival he would not speak, the staff thought he was just shy and would come around once he felt more comfortable.
After some time, the staff became more concerned and decided to take him to a specialist only to discover he needed hearing aids. Emmanuel is deaf in one ear but with the assistance of a hearing aid it was determined he would be able to hear out of his left ear.
Thank you to some generous donors who stepped up to help, Emmanuel has since been fitted with his earing aid and is doing very well.
He has already learned to speak some of his first words and has managed to learn the sound of every letter in the alphabet! As he has never attended school there is a lot for him to learn.
We are so excited for Emmanuel, he has a bright future ahead of him!