Eda’Leigh’s mom, Takeesha, talks about her Beginnings SC journey.  “Beginnings SC has been a big support for our family. On December 28, 2020, we found out that our sweet baby girl Eda’Leigh Tiana’Grace had profound hearing loss. I can remember that day just like it was yesterday. At the time, I did not really understand…

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Zavaeha Pullin’s Family Story Zavaeha’s mom, Brittney Pullins, describes her journey with Beginnings SC. “When it comes to Beginnings SC and how they have impacted my family, it’s just them being there for us in this time of need that we are going through. I found out my baby was deaf when she hit one…

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Lisa Pullen’s Family Story Lisa Pullen talks about her journey with Beginnings SC. “For many years I knew few people who worked in organizations such as Beginning SC, which helps families with deaf children or resources for deaf family members. Before I became in a relationship with my partner, I didn’t need help. However, after…

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Ava Hagan’s Family Story Ava’s mom, Katie Hagan, discusses her journey with Beginnings SC. “Learning that your child can’t hear is life altering. Beginnings SC educated us on our child’s hearing loss, helped us feel less alone in navigating Ava’s diagnosis, gave us the tools we need to support Ava’s growth and development, and connected…

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Cole’s Story as Told by His Mom, Plus a Special Interview of Cole by His Brother Will “I just received Cole’s new IEP, and it has his new accommodations.  I just want you to know how much I appreciate your help with this whole process.  It has been so difficult, transitioning into the public school…

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Andrew’s Story as Told by His Mom Having Beginnings help me learn the educational impacts of my son’s hearing loss has been beneficial in me learning, as a parent, to better advocate for him. The knowledge and understanding that Cara brings is so uplifting and empowering. Ever since I realized that my son was Deaf…

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Micah and Mia’s Story as Told by Their Mom Our journey as parents of a hard of hearing child began in 2014 when our son, Micah was born. He failed his newborn hearing screening and 6 weeks later, at his ABR, he was diagnosed with hearing loss. We were given a lot of information that…

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Eli’s Story as Told by His Parents   Where do we begin? We are so very thankful for Beginnings SC!! We have spent years struggling to keep Eli in regular education and the least restrictive environment yet have all of his various needs met within our school district. This had become extremely difficult and we…

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Abby’s Story as Told by Her Mom “This is my oldest. Her name is Abby. She is pretty amazing (when she isn’t being too much of a 7 year old diva.) She has had to work very hard for things many of us take for granted. Abby was born with moderate to severe hearing loss…

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Stephen’s Story as Told by Beginnings & His Mom Little Stephen has been through a lot. But thanks to Ms. Tracy and Mr. Billy, he has started living a whole new life. You see, he spent his first three years bouncing from hotel to hotel, only understanding how to get his needs met by screaming…

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Jayden’s Story as Told by His Mom Our son Jayden was diagnosed with EVA (enlarged vestibular aqueduct) as a four year old, after failing his hearing test at school. We were devastated at first, but came to understand this is the new normal. Jayden’s doctor and audiologist recommended we have an FM system to assist…

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Naomi’s Story as Told by Her Mom When my daughter, Naomi, failed two school hearing screenings in third grade two years ago, life seemed to start spiraling out of control. I started asking Naomi so many questions and received heartbreaking responses. Responses like, “I can’t hear my friends when they whisper in my ear,” or…

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Ena’s Story as Told by Her Mom

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Ainsley’s Story as Told by Her Mom We knew at the age of 3 that Ainsley had some hearing loss from a hole in her eardrum from ear tubes. The audiologist Ainsley had at the time told us it wouldn’t affect her and there wasn’t much we could do other than just wait and see…

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J.R.’s Story as Told by His Mom On June 15, 2013 our family of three became a family of four. Our precious baby boy James Robert (J.R.) was born. Every inch of him was perfect. The nurse came and got him several times to run the typical tests. He failed his newborn hearing screening and…

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Corbin’s Story as Told by His Mom Corbin is currently five and a half years old. Corbin had health problems from a very early age. He has suffered from chronic ear infections and sinus infections. He has had 5 sets of tubes and had his adenoids out. At age three and a half, he had…

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Ah’Yania’s Story as Told by Her Mom When I got custody of my grandniece in 2009, she was 5 years old. She had been in the Department of Social Services foster care system since birth. According to the foster mother, she was not given much help to understand Ah’Yania. Ah’Yania had no form of communication…

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