Turning A Disability Into A Purpose

13-year-old Braden Baker’s dog Chewy might have taken his name a bit too literally when he not once, but twice chewed up Braden’s hearing aids. The Texas teen was born with bilateral sensorineural hearing loss, so his hearing aids are essential to his everyday life.

Braden’s parents sat him down and told him the importance of taking good care of his hearing aids because they were expensive, and some families couldn’t afford them. But in this moment, something clicked inside Braden, and instead of just putting away his hearing aids in a safer place, he took the lesson a step further and started a GoFundMe to provide hearing aids for those in need.

“I think one of the biggest things in life is communication and being able to hear the sounds outside, being able to talk to your family. It’s just so important to me. I just want everyone in the world to be able to experience it,” Braden said.

Click on the link to read all about Braden https://www.pointsoflight.org/awards/turning-a-disability-into-his-purpose-texas-teen-provides-hearing-aids-to-those-in-need/?fbclid=IwAR1ySyd_1vwVrJwqjhf653QGZD0ieMHBljghd36NIWnW6fv9xD54NNJC2qw

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