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Hear Ye, Hear Ye.

When 10-year-old Braden Baker's hearing aid was destroyed by his dog, he learned it would cost more than $3,000 to replace it and that the cost was not typically covered by insurance. Baker has worn hearing aids since he was a baby. And while he was fortunate enough to have a family who could cover the cost, he decided that he wanted to do something for those who did not have the means to pay.

"I was like, 'How could I give back,' you know?" Braden, who hails from Fort Worth, Texas, recalled. "So, I told my mom about GoFundMe and we started a GoFundMe page!" reported that within two months, he surpassed his goal, raising a total of $15,000, which he donated to the Oticon Hearing Foundation.

According to Braden's mother, Ashley, Braden does not intend to stop raising money. He intends to continue to assist low-income families so that they can provide hearing aids for their children.

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Author:Clabough, Raven
Publication:The New American
Article Type:Brief article
Date:Oct 23, 2017
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