Lennox Lewis: "All kinds of people in this world, we need to care for each other" - Doghouse Boxing News

Lennox Lewis: "All kinds of people in this world, we need to care for each other"
By Special to Doghouse Boxing (March 12, 2013)
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Lennox Lewis, Bill Austin, founder of the Starkey Hearing Foundation, and Sarodj Bertin with a patient at the hearing mission in the Dominican Republic.
Lennox Lewis helps fit a young boy with hearing aids.
Last month, retired former undisputed Heavyweight Boxing Champ, Lennox Lewis took a trip to the Dominican Republic to volunteer at a mission sponsored by the Starkey Hearing Foundation. Lewis helped the foundation provide more than 7,000 hearing aids to people in need in the cities of Santo Domingo and Santiago.

Said Lewis, “It’s important to give back. Growing up it wasn’t easy for me and my mom and family. I find that giving back does something for me. There’s hope we can give—it just takes people power.”

Photos on this page here at Doghouse Boxing:

Top Photo: Lennox Lewis, Bill Austin, founder of the Starkey Hearing Foundation, and Sarodj Bertin with a patient at the hearing mission in the Dominican Republic.

Bottom Photo: Lennox Lewis helps fit a young boy with hearing aids.

This mission is just one of many that the foundation conducts around the world each year to meet its goal of fitting one million hearing aids this decade through the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI). Hearing missions are the primary way the foundation realizes its mission: So the World May Hear. “It’s like a miracle to me,” said Lewis about giving the gift of hearing. “As soon as somebody can hear, their eyes open wide, and there’s a big smile on their face. I’m a part of that miracle.”  

Lewis hopes to pass down these experiences to his son: "I wish I would have brought my son to show him that there are all types of people that make up the world, and we need to care for each other."

  To view more photos of Lewis at the mission, and to learn more about Lewis' trip as well as the foundation’s work around the world, you can visit online: http://www.reporterville.com/starkey_hearing_foundation/news/

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