A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post describing the hearing loss of a senior lady I take grocery shopping once a month. I said I would try to find her some help in acquiring a hearing aid.
Well I did find help, from the Lions Club in Phoenix. I wrote a letter describing her situation, filled out the forms, got her proof of income, etc., and sent it all in. Today I got a call from the Lions Club approving her hearing aid! All they want is a $75 application fee.
I was so excited I couldn’t wait to call the old lady to tell her it was approved. But when I told her about the $75, she said she couldn’t do it. I got mad. Then madder, then really mad. SHE HAS THREE ADULT KIDS. I asked her why she can’t get $25 from each of them! I have to really yell on the phone with her, but by this time I was screaming so loud all my dogs went into hiding.
All I can say is those kids are lucky they don’t live here or they’d have to deal with me. I haven’t wanted to slap somebody this bad in at least a month.
I’m broke, always am. I don’t blame anybody for this, the choices I’ve made in my life are my own. But I’m going to ante up this $75 no matter what. $75 for a $1500 hearing aid that will bring an old lady out of isolation and back to the world of the living is a no-brainer, and my heartfelt thanks to the very, very nice people at the Phoenix Lions Club.