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Proposal is first thing Louisiana man hears after receiving cochlear implant

Some of the first words Hayward Duresseau, 37, heard after his stint with deafness was a sweet proposal from his boyfriend, Kerry Kennedy, 27: "It's been kind of a long journey to get to this point but I'm glad we were able to do this together … will you marry me?" It came after Duresseau's harrowing journey through sudden blindness and deafness as a result of bacterial meningitis.'s Keleigh Nealon ( has more.
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