koltins hearing aids
I am so Happy you got the money for this, This story brought tears to my eyes as I am legally deaf to a damaged eardrum from spinal menegitis when I was a year old I could never afford the special cross over hearing aid that it takes for my condition but I am thankful I still have 1 good ear I was lucky as many that get what I had when it starts in the inner ear lose 100% of their hearing so this story really got to me I hope that someone or several in your town put pressure to get something done to the parents or have the town petition to get that Judge thrown out of office for this which should not be left unpunished. So happy that there are many careing people out there still today to help your boy God bless everyone.
Miracle ear does a children's foundation for free hearing aids, also Starkey hearing aids does a program also
I was bullied badly at school as i had special needs, so i really feel for your little boy, but i am appaled that the parents of the kids who did this are not paying for new hearing aids or at least part of them.
i know how your little guy feels i to wear a hearing aid and as your son does i like molds that stand out. over christmas i had a cashier refuse to speak to me when he noticed my hearing aid, tell him to keep his chin up, hearing loss is on the rise and there will soon be others that know how we feel
Happy for your little boy good luck!
Does Idaho have a small claims court? If so, I suggest that you politely ask the parents of the boys to pay to repair or replace his hearing aids. If they refuse, inform them that you will have to use the courts. They will then have to pay for not only the hearing aids, but also the court costs.
you may want to contact Protection and Advocacy in Idaho http://www.disabilityrightsidaho.org/
I am soooo glad that you raised enough money to purchase new aids. My son is now 12, tomorrow, and has had hearing aids since he was 2 months old. I know what your lil guygoes through, and how expensive they are. Tell him to hang in there, and don't let those bullies get him down! !!! He is a wonderful blessing from God!!!! God bless your family! !!
I am so happy to see that his hearing aids will be replaced. My son is now 22 and hearing impaired, and I am sorry to say he still runs into bullies. He works with the public and ignorant comments are still made. I wish there were a program to better educate the public about the hearing impaired. They are no different than the kid next to them that wears glasses. I could get on my soap box and go on and on. My son may be an adult, but i will continue to protect him and be a voice and advocate for other hearing impaired/deaf individuals. God bless.
I would still file a police report for harassment and take the parents to court and have them pay restitution
Hope somebody caught those kids who did it and punished so that an example is made and it doesn't happen again.
Hope the individuals who did this are held accountable for there actions.
I'm so thankful to see everyone pull together to raise the money for Koltin and his family. However we also need to keep these other children that bully in our prayers. It has been proven over and over again that they themselves are either bullied by other children or by their own parents. Good Bless all our children!
Our daughter wears cochlear implants, we know how important it is to have on technology all waking hours of every day! I was so happy to see the money was raised in four short days for Koltin! I hope the genorosity of others shows Koltin that the good people in our world will always out shine the bullies! I'm sure this story will help create awareness and hopefully spark conversations amongst families to let their children celebrate out differences!
So happy that you are able to get him new hearing aides. I would definitely still file charges against the bullies. Make sure that you get reimbursed. You could use that money to put into a new fund, along with whatever you are already paying forward, and maybe start a new non profit that helps children in need of hearing aides. It would be something close to your heart, and you could expand it in your son's name. Just an idea for you.
personally I would still file a police report for harassment and take the parents to court and have them pay restitution for emotional distress and I like the idea of you wanting to pay of forward too. God bless you and your son.
as a mother of a non verbal child this just infuriates me to no end, I would definitely go to the parents and if nothing else make them work off debt, they may be too young to understand their crime I don't know, but maybe working it off or even grounding them from speaking or even giving them ear plugs and not allowing them to hear a sound for a few days might change their tune a little,
So glad u were able to get money for new ones ...I do have to say tho ...you should still sue the parents of those children for the money ....
Oh sorry I needED to say I get paid in a few days PLAN ON SEEING A DONATION FROM ME AS WELL
I truly hope he doesn't let this change his heart. Bullies can be so Mann. Call the police file a report and make these 3 boys parents responsible for their children's actions.