On June 1, Fletcher’s Lemonade Stand raised $3,010 with a matching gift of $1,000 where all proceeds benefited Hearts for Hearing.
6-year-old Fletcher Corp was born with hearing loss. His parents researched options for his communication, and at six weeks old, he received his first set of hearing aids. Fletcher received both of his cochlear implants at nine months old. Fletcher puts on this lemonade stand every year because he wants to help give children with hearing loss the opportunity to have hearing aids or cochlear implants like he does.
“I want to help kids hear like me,” said Fletcher Corp, creator of Fletcher’s Lemonade Stand.
The lemonade stand took place at Ball Golf in Oklahoma City where Fletcher takes golf lessons with his cousins and grandfather, Mike Cross.
“Our wildest expectations were exceeded. Golfers and the Hearts for Hearing family are so generous,” said Stan Ball, PGA Professional. “It didn’t hurt that Fletcher put a driving display on the range for the big crowd.”
The $4,010 raised from the event will help provide technology and services for children with hearing loss across the state of Oklahoma.
“We are grateful for Fletcher, his family, and Ball Golf for choosing to support Hearts for Hearing by having a lemonade stand,” said Joanna Smith, CEO of Hearts for Hearing. “Fletcher is an amazing kid, and we can’t wait to see what his future holds.”
Hearts for Hearing was started in 2003 to provide funding for the initial set of hearing aids for children with hearing loss in Oklahoma. In 2007, its mission expanded to become a comprehensive hearing health clinic for both children and adults. Hearts for Hearing began its collaborative model of audiologists and speech-language pathologists working together to provide the best outcomes. In 2013, it opened an adult clinic to meet the needs of adults with hearing loss in Oklahoma.