Deaf 5-Yr-Old Matches His Woody Doll Thanks To Mom’s Custom Mini Hearing Aids.

5-year-old smiles as he holds up a Woody doll wearing a hearing aid that matches his own.

Much progress has been made when it comes to ensuring that children see folks that look like them in their toys, shows, and movies. Still, Wendy Wuu has a tough time finding toys with hearing aids. Her deaf 5-year-old, Deej, wears two of them, and she knew that having a Woody doll from the “Toy Story” series would mean the world to him.


When she realized that finding one from a store wouldn’t be possible, this determined mom decided that she would make the toy herself. First, she got a regular Woody doll. From there, she was able to use nail acrylic in order to create what looked like mini hearing aids. For the finishing touches, she painted them to match her son’s.

There’s no telling how much time and effort it took Wendy to perfectly customize the doll. But one thing is for sure: It was all worth it in the end to see Deej’s smiling face. What a joy it is to see kids get the representation they deserve!

Watch Wendy present Deej with the toy of his dreams in the video below.

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