HHA TRIP 2019: Day Four
You would love Susan and her husband! Susan is a 38-year-old wife and mother with profound hearing loss living in Jos, Nigeria. Today Susan underwent surgery and did very well!
In a cochlear implant counseling session yesterday, Susan and her husband were presented with the opportunity to receive a cochlear implant. They had to decide if they would move forward with the surgery happening the following day. When Susan and her husband learned that they had enough money in their bank account to afford what is normally a very expensive operation, Susan immediately sprung from her chair and straight to her knees. Her hands were raised high and tears were flowing with gratitude. Her husband followed her with the same thankful spirit. “I have a two-year-old baby. I cannot hear my baby cry”, Susan told us. Her momma’s heart was very evident. She was so relieved, thankful and excited for what life will look like for her from now on.
In the clinic, it was another busy day seeing patients. Our team is working hard to help provide treatment for many patients in need. After clinic was over, we enjoyed a Nigerian meal at the home of Dr. Ben Babson, a physician at BHUH (evangel hospital). Our team is continually humbled by the very kind hospitality we find here in Nigeria.