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A Deaf Woman Who Can Finally Hear Meets Ellen DeGeneres

By Karly Carpena
January 10, 2016

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Sarah Churman, 34, has been deaf for almost three decades until she was “Powered On”, which also boasts the name of her 2012 book. In her book, she describes “what it means to experience both sides of a disability.”

In her blog post titled “My EAR in His hEARt,” Churman tells of the day her life changed forever. She likens the moment the implant was activated to childbirth,

“For you mothers out there … it was like that moment where time stands still as your baby slips into this world … I just started crying, then crying more because I could hear myself crying.”

In one of her posts, she shares that her mother-in-law, Lari, cashed out her retirement so that she could get the procedure done.

After producers of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” heard about Lari’s involvement, they decided to bring them both on the show for one of the most heartfelt surprises we’ve ever seen!