In a historic mission to China, Starkey Hearing Foundation and NBA Cares helped almost 7,000 hearing impaired chinese children by giving them the best gift of all… hearing!
The Starkey Hearing Foundation has given out hundreds of thousands of hearing aids in over 97 countries, and just made this their first trip to China.
Yao Ming joined them and NBA Cares on the hearing mission to Xi'an and Chengdu, China.
Yao is no stranger to charity, as we've previously mentioned.
"It is very meaningful to help kids hear their parents' voices and to be able to call mom and dad in their own voice for the first time in their life. I am proud to partner with Starkey Hearing Foundation and NBA Cares in the first ever hearing mission to China, which will enable thousands of people to hear their loved ones for the first time."
So great that Yao gave some of his valuable time to return to his homeland and help the less fortunate.
We can only imagine the looks on those kids' faces when they first flipped on their hearing aids.
Must've been such a fulfilling trip for Yao!
Way to go, Yao!
[Image via WENN.]
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