Thanks to NC nonprofit and Kickstarter campaign, 9-year-old Mexican girl received cochlear implants and foster home to stay in while she adapts to them.
"Marcelina is working on her listening and language skills after cochlear implant surgery this summer to give her a sense of sound. Born in Mexico, Marcelina was deaf when she was brought to the United States to receive the implant at UNC Health Care.
For a year, she will remain the United States to receive listening and spoken language therapy. She will be staying at the Cary home of Gary and Nancy Gardner. Gary Gardner is president of Ciudad de Angeles, a nonprofit that runs a Christian children’s home in Cozumel, Mexico, where Marcelina lived with her two sisters for about four years prior to coming to the United States." -- Laura Oleniacz, the Durham Herald-Sun