March 2015 Indonesia
Our dedicated partners Manfred and Kiky Stoifl from the Hearing Solution Group worked tirelessly to make the mission a reality, even temporarily closing their practice to focus on the mission. Many staff members from Hearing Solution Group came to lend a hand. We also had assistance from sponsors Doug and Beth McMillin from Indiana Hearing. Indonesia is home to more than half of the world’s Scouts, and local troops provided great assistance during the mission. Bill Austin was even made an honorary Scout!
In Jakarta, we added more special guests to our group: the Lyons Family — Mark, Barbara and Charlotte — and Zoya Biglary from LSTN Headphones. During our second day of fittings in Jakarta, we met Anri and Nani, a husband and wife who both had hearing loss. The couple is also parents to 7-year-old Nayla and 6-month-old Jajwa, both of whom have normal hearing. The family had lived with this unique dynamic for y ears, but the parents yearned to hear their children laugh. The team was dedicated to making their wish come true, and both Anri and Nani had their hearing restored. The joyful couple heard their children laugh and cry, and little Nayla was thrilled to speak to her parents for the first time. It was a joy to connect this family with hearing!
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