Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Props all around

Sometimes you can go for weeks without much good news, then it seems to hit all at once. The Starkey Hearing Foundation is going to give Ian his two hearing aids for free. And I have to thank my mom for this. When she found out that the hearing aids, which aren't covered by insurance, would cost us between $7000 - $9000, she sent out a plethora of emails to many of her friends at church, including some who have children with disabilities. A friend of a friend of a friend knows the son of the owner of Starkey and they immediately agreed to help Ian out. So thanks, mom, for jumping on this.

Second bit of good news; some family friends who know how hard it is for Annie to juggle all the doctor visits and getting me to work are giving us their second car, a 1993 Camry. We are definitely stoked about that.

You know, most of my prayers of late would fall in the "bitchin' and moanin'" category; I definitely have to give props to God for continuing to care for Ian in spite of having such a whiner of a dad.

10 comments:

RK said...

Wonderful!! I love good news!

Tricia said...

That is AWESOME. You deserve it!

John G said...

I think that is "winner" of a dad

Tom said...

Or is it "wiener" of a dad?
Thanks, all.

waldenhouse said...

Wonderful!Love-seeing-community-kick-in-like-that.

Kate Basi said...

Great news. Haven't been keeping up lately, so I'm glad the news is good.

Kate

Elizabeth said...

I'm happy for all of your excellent good news!!! Don't get too down on yourself - everyone could write the same entry, just with different details. We will thank God with you. :>

rickismom said...

You still don't mind if he throughs down the toilet....? Yea God, they cost even more (much more) than Ricki's. What type of aid? Is it an in-the-ear that it is so expensive?


I would also forgot where I lived if I had been 50 places. I think Israel in the desert didn't even manage so many "stops"......

Tom said...

Appreciate the thought, one and all, and rickismom, they told us the hearing aids cost average $3000 each plus fitting and hearing tests so we budgeted $7000+; maybe there are cheaper solutions. We're open to any suggestions... (as far as which one's have worked, etc.)

Tammy and Parker said...

Oh! This just makes my heart sing! Happy dancing over here for you and your family.