Schoharie’s own Carly and Emma Waters were honored on the March 28 “GMA Strahan and Sara” show, which aired at 1 p.m. on ABC television (check local listings). They were recognized by former NFL Quarterback, Jim Kelly of HearStrong.
Carly, who is in third grade at Schoharie Elementary, designed and sews stuffed, fabric lemons to raise funds for hearing aids, which her younger sisters Emma and Molly need due to their hearing loss. Hearing aids are costly, and Carly is applying her artistic talents and caring personality to raising money and awareness.
According to HearStrong’s Facebook page:
Please note, HearStrong will be appearing on this show INSTEAD OF the 8 a.m. time slot as previously announced. Good Morning America gave HearStrong this opportunity so we could share this incredible story in a longer segment!
Jim Kelly: Jim has hearing loss himself and has seen the incredible difference that better hearing makes! He has partnered with HearStrong to spread awareness and help those in need get the care they deserve.
Carly Waters: After her two little sisters, Emma and Molly, were diagnosed with hearing loss, Carly decided to make a difference. She began sewing and selling stuffed lemons to provide hearing aids for kids in need!
Emma Waters: Like her sister, Emma wants to use her talents to give back. She has a love of music and American Sign Language. She signs beautifully and aspires to be a sign language interpreter when she grows up.
Carly’s website is at https://lemonaids.org/.