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The family of Timothy Squires will use the money to pay for the cost of the hearing devices, insurance does not cover any of the cost!

My name is Timothy Squires! I am 18 years old and attend Gautier High School in Gautier, MS. I was born with a hearing impairtment and have worn hearing aids since I was 2 years old. My family never let me use my hearing as a disability and never told me that I couldn't accomplish my dreams beause of it. My uncle is a Marine and I have dreamed of being just like him ever since attending several of his ceremonys, and receiving his letters and pictures when over seas. I joined the NJROTC program in my high school when I was just a freshman and have completed 3 years as a cadet. Now I am in my senior year in high school and going on my 4th year in the NJROTC and this year I am a member of the top 5 which means I am in charge of a certain part of the cadets in a specific area. I am the only cadet in my program to have completed 2 years of leadership training. I have recieved several awards like the Purple Heart Assocaiton award and the Army National Guard award. I have dreamed of honoring mycountry since I was age 5, no one ever told me that my hearing impairment would not allow it to happen I just recently discovered that. My mom knew what the recruiter was going to tell me before we even went in but she never told me. As soon as they found out about my hearing impairment they turned me down. No branch will allow me in, not even to pick up trash or clean offices! So we discovered an inner ear surgery that thru surgery will install a hearing device in a bone in the back on my head for each ear. The cost per ear is $30,000 and with this device I will be able to reach my goal and join the United States Armed Forces! Thanks for reading my story and any donations will help as my surgery is scheduled for December 19, 2012.
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