This was truly music to her ears.
Kimberley Ward began losing her hearing in her teens, but it wasn't until now, at age 27, that she decided to undergo a cochlear transplant. These surgeries, which feature a small electronic device that provides deaf people with a sense of sound, are fairly commonplace in this day and age. But this one was a special case. She's Britain's first pregnant woman ever to undergo the surgery. And she has an incredibly moving reason why she chose now.
Ward decided to go through with the surgery while pregnant so that she could hear her unborn child's heartbeat. And after her device was switched on, that was one of the very first things she heard, in an experience she called "overwhelming."
"I know that no matter how much I read in advance or asked others for their experience, nothing could truly prepare you for the emotions you'd feel when I heard sound," Ward said. "It was even more special that one of the first things was to hear my child's heartbeat."
We couldn't agree more! The best part is, she has so much more to look forward to hearing from now on.
But for Kimberley Ward it was a moment she never thought she would hear as she was deaf. Now the 27-year-old has become...Posted by SignTv on Wednesday, December 16, 2015
But for Kimberley Ward it was a moment she never thought she would hear as she was deaf. Now the 27-year-old has become...
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