ABC News - Sarah Churman's 'Powered On' details her life's journey and offers unique insights from the perspective of a woman who has experienced both sides of a disability.
Sarah Churman, 29, was born with a tiny fraction of her hearing. Last year she had surgery to implant a new device, The Esteem, into each ear. Her mother-in-law cashed in her retirement to part of the $60,000 bill.
Before Sarah and her husband, Sloan, left for the hospital to have the surgery, Churman's mother-in-law made one request of her son: film Churman's reaction to hearing for the first time. The 90-second clip has gone viral, having been viewed more than 14 million times.
Churman tells her story in a memoir titled "Powered On," which will be released soon by Indigo River Publishing. Here is an excerpt... Read more http://abcnews.go.com/Health/sarah-churman-book-excerpt-deaf-woman-describes-hearing/story?id=17221083#.UFFcSnphuSo.
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