My name is Jody Garcia, and my family and I are raising money for my Father-in-law, Joe Garcia Sr, to get new hearing aids.
Joe got his first hearing aids a few years ago, but they have run their course and currently he is without and unable to hear very much.
I noticed this year at Thanksgiving that Joe was missing out on many fun and precious family moments simply because he is unable to hear unless you are having a one on one conversation with him. It made me sad that he was so disconnected from what was going on around him. We are a big family, so most of the memories are the jokes or stories that are told in group settings.
This week, Joe Sr. went back to the hearing aid store and he has been using a new pair of hearing aids that are working beautifully. They let him take them out for the weekend to see how he would like them.
My husband, Vince, is working this week near his parents and he has been able to see first hand how much his father is enjoying and utilizing the new hearing aids. Joe Sr. doesn't want to relinquish them, so we are putting our heads together to make sure that he doesn't have to!
My husband's parents live a very modest lifestyle. Normally, the 'kids' could get together to make this happen, but collectively we have been spending thousands and thousands of dollars in the last year making necessary renovations to their home.
So, the thought came to me yesterday during church to use Go Fund Me to raise the money. I believe that our extended family (and friends) could make this goal a reality with $10 here, $25 or $50 there (WHATEVER you are able to do!)
Side note: Vince told me that his Dad went to church for the first time in a long time yesterday. He also said that Joe Sr. is like a kid in a candy store. He is very excited to be able to hear! (My Mother-in-Law, Dora, is also thrilled.)
I know my husband's parents would be incredibly blessed and humbled by whatever each person can do. Thank you for taking the time to read this. God Bless you!
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