Anna Esler, a mother of three children can’t hold her emotions when her sweet baby daughter hears for the first time. Her youngest child, 1-year-old Ayla got the cochlear implant and the toddler’s reaction left this mom in tears.
Anna Esler and her husband Will from Fort Worthy, Texas had their younger child born deaf. But by God’s grace, their baby was medically fit for cochlear implant and the parents are there at Cook Children’s Health Care System . Even though the parents knew the implants would work, they weren’t sure about the reaction of their child. “I thought she would probably cry and scream when her CIs were activated,” Anna said.
But to their surprise when the CI was on , the little’s ones eyes got widen, and she shakes her head back and forth twice with a beautiful beatific smile on her face. The child was so happy that she began to coo as the technician says “Yeah, you heard it!”! And the baby’s priceless reaction moved her mom to tears.
“Every child responds differently when their cochlear implants are activated, and so we didn’t know what kind of reaction she would have,” Anna said. “And even though I knew it would work, there was still some doubt in my mind, so when I saw her responding to sound I was overwhelmed by thankfulness to God and to everyone else who has been a part of this journey.” !!