LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A hearing-impaired woman who's devoted her life to helping children gets a helping hand herself.

Sunni Kelty is a special education teacher at St. Paul Catholic School.

She was surprised on Tuesday with free top-of-the-line hearing aids from The Beltone Hearing Center.

The Louisville location on Dixie Highway won Beltone's nationwide food drive by collecting the most items to help feed those in need. As the winner, the center got to give away a pair of hearing aids.

Workers chose Kelty as the most deserving local patient, and surprised her.

"I'm just so touched, absolutely touched and delighted. When you have a hearing impairment, and someone says hey we're going to give you the best we have, it's amazing," Kelty said.

The store collected more than 700 food items to help the needy.

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