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CT nun receives hearing aids

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Sister Elizabeth Reyes is hearing clearly for the first time. (WFSB) Sister Elizabeth Reyes is hearing clearly for the first time. (WFSB)

A Connecticut nun got some much-needed help as she received hearing aids on Friday.

It's hard for many people to cope with hearing loss and it's especially difficult if you don't have the money for hearing aids.

Sister Elizabeth Reyes got to hear once again on Friday morning.  

"It's a lot to take in! It's a lot to take in,” Sister Elizabeth said

Sister Elizabeth is a Montessori School teacher in Bristol. She received the gift of hearing on Friday from the Beltone Hearing Care Foundation.

The Beltone Hearing Care Foundation covers the cost of new hearing aids for those who can't afford them.

"Hopefully, this is a new beginning for me and I'm most grateful to Beltone for their donation of these hearing aids,” Sister Elizabeth said.

Sister Elizabeth admits that she denied having any hearing problems, but her friend and fellow nun knew better.

"Well, I would be talking and she'd say, ‘I can't hear you, talk louder,’” Elizabeth’s friend Sister Petrina said. “And I was talking loud!"

“I didn't believe her,” Sister Elizabeth said laughing.

Sister Elizabeth said she applied for the assistance with Beltone and she said some prayers and had a lot faith. Ultimately, they determined she had severe hearing loss and qualified for the help.

"As I was thinking about the whole situation it kinda gave me goosebumps and made me feel really good,” Jamie Havens with Beltone New England said. “So I hope everything works out for you and you're extremely happy."

"Thank God for their generosity,” Sister Elizabeth said.

It's the least they could do for someone who has devoted her life to helping others.

"I'm grateful and I'm grateful to God for his goodness to me, he's been so good to me,” Sister Elizabeth said.

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