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Veteran Tried Selling His Own Hearing Aids to Support His Sick Wife, but They Found Unexpected Help Instead

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Nobody should have to be sick alone, but nobody especially deserves to be sick and still have to take care of a suffering loved one.

Unfortunately for many elderly couples around the United States, this is exactly the case, and it was the same story for Gilbert Hoppe of Minnesota and his wife Linda. Desperate to find the extra funds to help manage their day-to-day lives with chronic illnesses, Hoppe was willing to make a huge personal sacrifice: He was going to sell his own hearing aids.

But an unexpected twist led to a very happy ending. This is a true testament to the kindness of strangers!

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