Meet Nancy Ruyter

Soon after Nancy Ruyter was born, she developed pyloric spasms and her left eye totally crossed. Her parents knew she would need an operation to correct it. “They thought I should wait till I was a teenager to get the operation,” Nancy told us, “but by the time I was 5 or 6 they...

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Rescue Cat Helps Kids With Eyesight Problems

A rescue cat is helping kids feel better about themselves, KDKA News reports. Meet Truffles, who works alongside her human, a Pennsylvania optician who helps kids with glasses and eye patches. When kids come in with severe eye problems that require multiple treatments, they’re often terrified of...

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Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids

Last Friday President Joe Biden signed a new executive order, including a directive to the Department of Health and Human Services to consider issuing proposed rules to allow hearing aids to be sold over the counter. The executive order noted that hearing aids, which can cost more than $5,000 per...

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Deaf Priest Has a Special Ministry

Father Min Seo Park, one of fewer than two dozen deaf priests worldwide, thinks deafness is hardly a disability, the Catholic Herald reports. He is working to help others realize that as well. As the new chaplain of St. Francis of Assisi Deaf Catholic Church in Landover Hills, Md., Father Park is...

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Surf’s Up!

Ah, summer! The kids are out of school, the sun is shining — brings back memories, doesn’t it? It seems like only yesterday that you were loading up and heading to the beach in whatever amazing vehicle you used to transport yourself and your friends and their boards to that special...

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