Like any mom, Courtney Allen would do anything for her 14-month-old son, Caysen. Thankfully, her son’s doctor was willing to do the same.
When Caysen was born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome; only the right half of his heart properly pumped blood. While in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at The Children’s Hospital at St. Francis in Tulsa, OK, Caysen’s vitals crashed. Dr. Andrea (Andi) Nagelschneider, the Pediatric Resident on duty that night, saved his life.
Over the course of Caysen’s stay, Dr. Andi and Courtney became close. Eventually, Dr. Andi confessed that she felt self-conscious about her big, bulky hearing aids and that she always wore her hair down to cover them. She explained her frustration that sometimes her hearing aids made it hard for her to properly communicate with her patients – especially over the phone. She had heard of ReSound LiNX™ but she couldn’t afford them.
“Dr. Andi had saved my son’s life. I had to help her get these hearing aids. There was no way around it,” said Courtney. So, Courtney submitted a request to the ReSound Gives Sound philanthropy program on Dr. Andi’s behalf.
“Dreams really do come true,” exclaimed Dr. Andi. “And I can finally wear my hair up too,” she added.
ReSound is pleased to have played a small part in this story of generosity.