Project Description

Ricky

The Situation

Eight-year-old Ricky is completely deaf in one ear and can only partially hear out of the other. His hearing problems have left him feeling isolated and alone.

CASA Steps In

During one of his CASA volunteer’s visits, Ricky’s foster mom explained that she’d been trying to get a hearing aid for him but hadn’t been able because of to all the red tape. At this point, she was considering paying for the $2,000 hearing aid out of her own pocket. Ricky’s CASA volunteer, Annie, felt the hearing aid should be a top priority, so she went the judge and told him about it.

The Outcome

The judge ordered that Ricky be given a hearing aid immediately. Within one month Ricky received the hearing aid and is now able to more easily communicate with others.