Eleven-year-old Leena has been denied the opportunity for a full life because she needs a better hearing aid than her parents can afford. She cannot actively participate in her classes or interact with her friends. Her struggle to keep up with her schoolwork and her social isolation have taken a huge emotional toll on her.
The generous donations we have received for this project provided us enough money to buy Leena the hearing aids she needs, and we had been talking with her parents and the hospital about getting them for her when the recent surge of COVID cases in India hit. So unfortunately, for now, she cannot safely be fitted for them. Indeed, for now, we have closed down all our field activities.
But we are looking forward to the day -- hopefully in a month or two -- when COVID is again under control. When Leena's family is able to safely open their door again, our team will be there to open her world.
Until then, please stay safe yourself, and reach out to help others in whatever way you can.
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