Starkey Hearing Foundation has helped deaf people around the world since '84; recently produced "Operation Change," a TV series for OWN about their work.
"Sawalich got talking to his stepfather one night about how many of the poverty-stricken places they visit are perceived negatively, but are filled with hope, inspiration and local heroes. How to share that with the 60 percent of Americans who don't have a passport or the means to travel? The natural solution for Sawalich, who has a background in entertainment and his own production company, was to form a crew and bring cameras along. That's the concept behind 'Operation Change,' a 10-part series created by Sawalich that premiered Monday on OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network." -- Lane Anderson, the Deseret News