‘His Face Lit Up, and He Smiled Like Never Before’Thirteen-year-old Jeremiah’s family no longer needs to raise their voices to communicate with him. Earlier this month, he received a new set of high-quality hearing aids courtesy of RYTHM Foundation’s Gift of Life (GOL) programme.
“Jeremiah feels so much better than before. He can now hear sounds and voices. When he had the hearing aids put on for the first time, his face lit up, and he smiled like never before. He is happy and takes care of the hearing aids. He puts them on himself and puts them away carefully when he takes them off,” Madam Esther smiled cheerfully.Jeremiah has been motivated to learn more since getting the new devices fitted. He demonstrated his love for drawing and making origami during a recent visit to RYTHM’s Kuala Lumpur office.
“The Gift of Life programme has given my son the gift of hearing as he has never experienced, and we will always be grateful for that.”From schools and welfare organisations to underprivileged individuals from rural and underserved communities, GOL has aided hundreds of people, including indigenous groups, children’s homes, and special needs learners. The initiative began as an endeavour by QI Group Founder and Executive Chairman Dato’ Sri Vijay Eswaran and RYTHM Chairperson Datin Sri Umayal Eswaran with personal contributions to worthy causes and deserving individuals to mark the couple’s birthdays, anniversaries, and other important milestones. Today, the programme is a heartwarming aspect of QI’s culture. Family, friends, colleagues, and employees have embraced contributing through GOL in place of flowers, cakes, and other presents to mark special occasions meaningfully. RYTHM is currently accepting requests for aid from organisations and individuals until August 2022 via [email protected]. To learn more about GOL and how you can apply, click here.