ABOVE: See the moment a mother hears her daughter’s voice for the first time
Melissa Santos was able to hear her daughter sing for the first time in either of their lives.
This past Friday, Santos was given her new hearing aids and was able to hear her four-year-old daughter sing “Let it Go” from the hit film Frozen.
The Washington, Indiana, mother of five has been hearing impaired most of her life.
“I don’t even know if words can describe what it’s like not being able to hear your child,” Santos told MyWabashValley.com.
“You don’t know what they’re up to. Usually when you hear nothing you go running – well for me that is quite often.”
But now Santos can hear her children thanks to the Miracle Ear Foundation, a charitable organization which helps provide hearing aids to adults and children who could not normally afford them.
The not-for-profit organization was founded by hearing aid manufacturer Miracle-Ear, and originally designed to provide hearing aids to children in need before expanding to adults and seniors, as well.
And because the application process is so strict, Santos was overjoyed when she discovered she had been selected to receive a new hearing aid.
“I just couldn’t believe it,” Santos said.
Cameras were rolling this past Friday as Santos got her new hearing aids, and listened to her daughter sing as she fought back tears.
Now Santos is looking forward to making even more memories with her family.
“I love to sing, and my family sings, and being able to sing would be wonderful.”