Get The Tissues Ready: Emotional Caller Thanks Rush Limbaugh For INSPIRING Child With Hearing Loss

RUSH: Here is Shana in Springfield, Oregon. I’m glad you called. Welcome to the program.

CALLER: Hi, Rush. It’s an honor to talk to you.

RUSH: Thank you very much.

CALLER: Thanks for taking my call. I was calling just to say I am so very thankful to you for your Rush Revere books. Um, at the beginning of the school year our son was hit by a drunk driver.

RUSH: Oh.

CALLER: He suffered a real serious skull fracture and he’s had a really long road to recovery, and your books have been such a blessing to our family. He has enjoyed them. He has had to sit still — which he hates to do — but we have helped pass many hours by listening to the books and relistening to them. And he’s gone to sleep listening to them when he’d had trouble sleeping, and I just wanted to say how thankful that we were to you for writing them and for inspiring our children to remember America and to love America.

RUSH: I just am blown away that you would take the time to call and tell me this… These are really sobering things to hear, and I can’t thank you enough.

CALLER: Well, it gets even better, because he is just an amazing kid. One of the things that has happened as a result of this accident is he’s lost the hearing in one of his ears, and we’ve been hoping and praying as he heals that it would come back, and we found out this week that he’s not ever gonna hear again in that ear (choking up) and he was so sad, and he had a few days of just feeling like it was more than he could handle (crying) and there are just gonna be too many obstacles in life as an adult and as a man.

Of coruse, we kept encouraging him and trying to focus or thoughts on the blessings that we have of still having him with us, and we had the most beautiful lightbulb moment I had to call and share with you. We were talking through these things and there were tears and sadness and all of a sudden he said, “Hey, Mom! Rush has a hearing loss, too,” and I said, “That’s right, Buddy, he does.” And he said, “Nothing stops him from being successful with a hearing loss, so I can be successful, too.” And I just wanted to thank you for being a public figure that can inspire children. I’m very grateful.

RUSH: Wow. You have really reached me here. Whew! This is incredible. Look, I’m going just a few seconds. Can you hang on through the break?

CALLER: Sure.

RUSH: ‘Cause I want to talk to you about your son’s hearing challenges, just some things that I have learned since I lost mine that would be helpful.

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