However, with the help of the Jackson Health Foundation’s International Kids Fund and the Kevin Garcia Foundation, the family raised $17,000 to travel to America and try their luck here. When doctors examined Nicolly’s ears, they discovered something pivotal. The 2-year-old wasn’t deaf! She had water buildup in her inner ears. A mere 30 minutes later, the little girl who had never heard her mother’s voice could hear perfectly fine.
Then there were the eyes. A sufferer of childhood glaucoma, Nicolly couldn’t even see light. Dr. Alana feared the damage was irreparable, but after a few hours in surgery, Nicolly was able to see. In the video below, you’ll be able to witness the emotional moment Nicolly recognizes her mother with both her eyes and ears!