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Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas, posted a video to Facebook of the heartwarming moment right after 1-year-old Ayla had her cochlear implant turned on. The shocked little girl cups her ear with excitement and her mom breaks down in tears.
Cook Children's launched its cochlear implant program in 2006.
The Esler family traveled five hours from Amarillo to get the surgery.