Being able to hear is a gift that many take for granted unless of course, you are a little one hearing for the first time.
A little girl in Rochester, Minnesota, got the very special gift of hearing and her parents were rewarded with something even more special.
Aida Little was born with Waardenburg syndrome, a condition that “can cause hearing loss and changes in coloring of the hair, skin, and eyes,” according to the National Institutes of Health. Approximately 1 in 40,000 people are affected by this rare syndrome.
“This was a big surprise to my family, and it’s been difficult coping with everything going on,” her parents wrote in the voice of Aida on a GoFundMe page to pay for medical treatment. “My mommy and daddy have been taking me to many appointments since I arrived into this world, and it’s only going to get busier .. and more expensive!”
At just 7 months old Aida received a cochlear implant from The Mayo Clinic so she could finally hear the voices of her parents.
The moment when Aida heard her mom and dad’s voices for the first time was recorded and posted on Rumble. Her reaction will melt your heart.
“November 13th, I heard my very FIRST words, and it was a joyous time shared by all,” her GoFundMe read.
A joyous time indeed. This wide-eyed little girl broke in the biggest of smiles at the very sound of her parents’ voices.
The sheer delight on Aida’s face is enough to melt the toughest of souls. As her father and mother told her hello, the little girl looked back in total wonderment.
It was if she could believe her very ears that she was finally hearing the voices of her father and mother so clearly for the first time.
The adorable parents told Aida how much they loved her, which was no doubt as meaningful for them as it was for Aida to hear the words for the first time.
Aida reaches out to her parents’ mouth as if she can’t believe the sounds that were coming from them.
This video is something that these parents will treasure forever, even as they continue to battle the journey ahead of them — especially as they try to pay for the cost of the surgery.
“We know that God is a miracle worker, and we are praying that He takes full control over our situation we are in, and uses it in whatever ways He sees fit,” Aida’s parents wrote.
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