Sertoma Club Continues Work for Deaf Children

Sertoma Club Continues Work for Deaf Children

About 150 people participated in the "Don't Walk In Silence" event. One walker brought her friends along for moral support.
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Kaylee Wells' friends supported her at the St. Joseph Sertoma Club's "Don't Walk In Silence" event.

The 10-year-old was one of about 150 others who walked to bring awareness for kids like herself.

"There's some deaf people here and I can socialize with them," Wells said.

This is the second annual Celebrate Sound walk.

Part of the money raised from the event goes toward looping another building in St. Joseph.

"It's a wiring system that you can install in a building, in a room, even your house, that allows people who wear hearing aids to hear better," said Penny Adams.

The rest of the money goes toward the club's annual deaf camp.

"There's a lot of deaf people at deaf camp. We do plays and things, and I really enjoy going to deaf camp," said Wells.

Sertoma members said it's people like Kaylee who inspire them to educate others on how to take care of hearing.

"It's important. I have an aunt, and this is why I do this," said Adams.

This event allows the club to remind people not to take hearing for granted.

Kaylee said she was glad to be a part of it, and when asked how she felt about the support from the community, she said she was "happy."
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