Here at Beginnings SC, we serve over 200 families throughout our state. Each has a unique and special story.
We invite you to learn some of their stories here to better understand how Beginnings is inspiring hope through empowerment, education, and engagement in the lives of families of children with hearing loss all across South Carolina.
“When I got custody of my grandniece in 2009, she was 5 years old. She had been in the Department of Social Services foster care system since birth. According to the foster mother, she was not given much help to understand Ah’Yania. Ah’Yania had no form of communication except to scream, kick, run around, fall on the floor, etc.”
“We knew at the age of 3 that Ainsley had some hearing loss from a hole in her eardrum from ear tubes. The audiologist Ainsley had at the time told us it wouldn’t affect her and there wasn’t much we could do other than just wait and see if the hole healed. Ainsley had been in speech therapy since the age of 14 months old because she didn’t talk.”
“On June 15, 2013 our family of three became a family of four. Our precious baby boy James Robert (J.R.) was born. Every inch of him was perfect. The nurse came and got him several times to run the typical tests. He failed his newborn hearing screening and we were told not to worry, it was almost certain that it was fluid in his ears.”
“Corbin is currently five and a half years old. Corbin had health problems from a very early age. He has suffered from chronic ear infections and sinus infections. He has had 5 sets of tubes and had his adenoids out. At age three and a half, he had a hearing test done due to his severe ear infections and our increasing concern that there might be hearing damage.”
More stories to come soon!