“We had talked a little bit about getting married — well, signed about it, at least,” Kerry explained. “I wanted the first thing that I said to him to be asking for his hand.”
Kerry called the audiologist for approval beforehand and gathered some close friends and family for the big moment.
“I was in shock,” Hayward said. “I’m hearing all these click sounds, I’m hearing my brother speak, and I can hear Kerry, and the first thing that comes out of his mouth — it’s this big spiel about what we’ve been through and he’s down on one knee.”
The video has made the rounds on the internet, resulting in the couple even being recognized at the local grocery store and getting congratulations from strangers.