Grace was born with progressive hearing loss. By the age of two, her hearing aids were not enough and her parents were advised that a cochlear implant was a good option. Medicaid said that they wouldn’t pay for the implant because her speech development was not delayed enough, yet. Waiting for the implants may mean that Grace would never develop certain critical speech skills. The DLC represented Grace through the Medicaid hearing process and she got her surgery. We sat down with her family and young Grace to talk about the process and to see for ourselves how this procedure has effected her life.