The tears won.
Teresa was overwhelmed by the generosity of the local chapter of Job's Daughters International. They presented Teresa and her husband, Brian, of Gayville, a check for $3,000 at the Masonic Temple in Vermillion.
The money will be used for additional testing and the fitting of hearing aids for the Fairleys' 21-month old daughter, Madison.
Doctors detected severe hearing loss in Madison's left ear shortly after she was born. She suffers from mild hearing loss in her right ear.
The funding is provided by the HIKE Fund, Inc. of Job's Daughters International.
HIKE is an acronym for Hearing Impaired Kids Endowment Fund.
The fund is a not-for-profit charity incorporated under the laws of the State of Nebraska.
HIKE is the continuing philanthropic project of Job's Daughters International, and is staffed by volunteers from throughout the United States and Canada.
The purpose of the fund is to provide hearing devices for children with hearing impairments and to help parents meet the special financial needs of paying for the technology.
Approximately 100 children are provided with hearing devices each year.