Joy Break: Toddler Hears for the First Time, Mom Cries Tears of Joy

By Nancy Flory Published on June 24, 2018

When we turn on our television or smart phones we are bombarded with news that brings us down. Where are all the good stories? Those stories are still there. Here’s one that we hope will bless you.

A one-year-old baby girl was able to hear for the very first time last week after she had a cochlear implant at a Texas hospital. She smiled. Her mom cried.

Ayla Esler was born deaf. A video posted Tuesday by Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas, shows the moment when Ayla found out she could hear. She turned her head to the sound and held her hand up to her ear. Ayla wiggled and smiled as she sat on her mother’s lap. Her mom, overcome with emotion, burst into tears.

The whole Esler family was there to experience Ayla’s joy. 

Now you can too. Watch:

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