Kevin's Hearing Aids
Organized by: Tracy Vermilyea
Kevin is an awesome guy who experiences developmental disabilities and hearing loss. He wants to be able to participate in conversations, be active and safe in the community and get a real job. His old hearing-aids (he got them as a young teen) don't fit correctly, don't work completely, and they don't have modern functions that make them compatable with cell phones and gadgets. In short, they don't work and he leaves them in their little box. Medicaid doesn't cover hearing aids unless you are profoundly deaf: he is not, but his hearing loss is significant enough that it hurts his ability to connect with friends and family, get the kind of job he would like, or walk around the community safely because he cannot hear oncoming traffic. He has saved $1000 for them but needs another $1000.