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Day: August 25, 2006

Hearing for the First Time

Hearing for the First Time

Little Amina, a 3 year old Iraqi girl, was born deaf. She has never heard the birds chirp, a dog bark, or her mother and father’s voices singing her to sleep. Thanks to Colonel Warner Anderson, she now knows the world of sound. Anderson was stationed in Iraq in 2003, working as a doctor. He heard about Amina and mentioned her story to his wife, Ruth. Ruth contacted the head of otolaryngology at Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Thomas Balkany….

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