SOURCE: Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities

Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities

August 02, 2016 08:00 ET

AID Foundation Grants a Dying Wish to a Widower

A Husband's Dying Wish Was to Get His Wife Hearing Aids

PEORIA, AZ--(Marketwired - August 02, 2016) - Glenda has had several curve balls thrown at her during life and has still managed to stay strong. Her husband had to medically retire at the age of 32 due to disabilities so the couple started a home based craft business for income. They never had the funds for hearing aids and that really troubled her husband because Glenda not being able to hear affected every aspect of her life. When he passed away in August of 2014, he asked his daughters to make sure that their mom could get hearing aids so that she could have a better quality of life. Glenda had lost 55% of her hearing in one ear and 80% in the other -- that is when the AID Foundation stepped in to help.

Andreah, Glenda's granddaughter, said, "The day she got them, I called her, and she was so incredibly happy. She started telling me how she had to turn down the fans in her house because she could hear them and she never noticed how loud they were before!"

"The AID Foundation believes in gifting items that are LIFE necessity, not only medical necessity," said Jennifer Rogers. She adds, "John Ward's daughters wanted to honor their father's wish, but with a nearly $1,000 price tag, it was not readily available."

The AID Foundation worked quickly with Glenda's doctors and within a week, the AID Foundation was hand-delivering the molded hearing aids. You can see Glenda wearing them for the first time in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJ7a9BB3WDI

AID.org wants to help others. Those with disabilities can make their requests online at www.aid.org.

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About Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities - Foundation ("AID.org")

As Civil Rights Champions, AID.org was formed in January 2016 in order to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities through charitable gifts, opportunities and the removal of discriminatory barriers. By spearheading a rapid and widespread wave of compliance through educational and affirmative enforcement actions, AID.org not only rapidly brings non-compliant public accommodation into ADA compliance but also acts as a self-funding catalyst for the charitable AID Foundation.

The AID Foundation is a growing resource for any individual with a disability looking to receive help with various issues relating to their disability or compelling needs such as: wheelchair access, medical equipment, and much more. Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities - Foundation aims to help improve the lives of 3 to 4 individuals with disabilities per day.

Embedded Video Available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJ7a9BB3WDI

Contact Information

  • Jennifer Rogers
    Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities - Foundation
    (774) 768-2235
    jennifer@AID.org