Port Washington family's bake sale helps bring the gift of hearing to other families

Ruby's sweet idea totaled up some dough for a little boy just like her. She got some help along the way from local bakers.

News 12 Staff

Mar 18, 2021, 8:54 PM

Updated 1,127 days ago

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A little girl in Port Washington is winning hearts and ears by helping others to hear.
Lindsay Ganci was recently told her 5-year-old daughter Ruby had substantial hearing loss and needed hearing aids. But soon after with the help of new hearing aids, Ruby was finally able to hear sounds she never heard before.
"Once we got the molds and the aids it was a new kid," says Ganci. "She said, 'that's God whispering in the wind to me, don't you hear the wind? God's in the wind.'"
Overwhelmed with joy by their daughter's ability to now hear the whole world, the Gancis wanted to give back. On a Facebook page for parents with kids who have hearing loss, they say a post from a mother in Honduras asking if anyone had secondhand hearing aids for her 6-year-old son caught their attention.
"I said, 'Ruby I met this mommy and this boy is named Nathan,' showed her a picture, 'but his hearings aids don't work anymore, and his mommy can't buy new ones, what should we do?" says Lindsay Ganci. "She said. 'I love to bake with mommy, let's have a bake sale,'"
And Ruby's sweet idea totaled up some dough for a little boy just like her. She got some help along the way from local bakers.
"I read the backstory and I started crying, I thought it was such a sweet idea I reached out to Lindsay and asked if I could help," says Krista Citrolo, of Miss Krispy's.
When Lindsay spoke to Nathan's mom Iris, she was overwhelmed by the news that Ruby's bake sale raised enough money for brand new hearing aids for her son. In fact, it raised enough to buy three sets of hearing aids for those in need.
"It was just an amazing thing to see our town say, we want to help your kid help someone else. It was so uplifting," says Lindsay Ganci.


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