Deaf Chinese Orphan Finally Able to have Surgery After nurse Rummages Through Rubble of Oklahoma Hospital Hit by Tornado to Find the Implant

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A deaf five-year-old girl due to undergo surgery in a hospital reduced to rubble by the Oklahoma tornado has finally had the operation after a nurse dug her hearing implant out of the debris.

Jayde Scholl, a Chinese orphan adopted by an American doctor last year, was due to have a cochlear hearing device implanted in her ear last week.

But the implant, which costs between $25,000 and $30,000, was lost when the Moore Medical Center was destroyed during the storm which wrecked 20,000 homes and killed 24 people last Monday.

Jayde’s operation was then postponed indefinitely while doctors considered the logistics of finding a replacement implant.

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