Dr. Besser’s Notebook: A Shot to Save Hearing
One day, Florence plans to turn on the lights.
Her family home in Burkina Faso has no electricity but she aims to change that.
It won't be easy, but she wants to be an electrician -- and I would bet anyone that she will reach her goal.
She is 22 and deaf, a result of meningococcal meningitis which stole her hearing when she was just 6 years old.
In this part of the world, her story is all too common.