A 39-year-old woman is hearing sound for the first time after receiving a set of cochlear implants. Joanne Milne of Gateshead in the U.K. was born deaf because of Usher syndrome. It also made her lose her sight when she was in her late-20s. She is now legally blind. But thanks to doctors at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Milne regained one sense. About four weeks ago, she underwent surgery for cochlear implants. This past week, Milne returned to the hospital to have the implants turned on. She brought a friend, Tremayne Crossley, along to film the moment.
I wanted to share this video with all of you it made me cry this morning a tear of joy and sadness. The tear of joy for the woman and sadness for my own hard hearted ness that I take for granted. Lok at the joy and amazement she has, the overwhekming gratitude. She will now over time be able to hear things that she NEVER heard before. Things that you and everyone else ALL take for granted. She will hear the sound of laughter, waves on the beach, the wind blowing thru the pine trees. She will smile when she hears here children call her name, the sound of a husband tell her, I LOVE YOU. She will cry again with tears of joy when she hears betoveen for the first time. I wanted you to contemplate this with me. Share in her joy over the things you take for granted. thank GOD today for giving you the gift of hearing as well. Then find something else to thank GOD for that you take for granted.
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