In 2013, high school student Camille Masino became our 100 000th Baha user!
Camille is a bilateral Baha user, born with Goldenhar syndrome who has overcome countless hurdles in her 22-year old life. Check out her story about being able to dance the ballet without hearing the music here.
Well – last month she got married and we caught up with her to hear all about the happy news:
Q: Camille, so you’re MARRIED! Wow, congratulations, how does it feel?
A: I LOVE being married! I married my best friend. And now I get to spend every day with him forever. We are both so happy. And he makes me so happy and feel loved. Dylan is perfect!
Q: How long have you been together?
A: We started officially dating in April of 2015. We met when we were both serving a mission in St. Louis, Missouri. We were both good friends on the mission but we didn’t get to know each other that well until we were both back in Utah going to school. We both went to a mutual friends concert. The whole night we talked. Two weeks later he asked me out on a real date on April 20,2015.
Q: Describe your wedding!
A: We were married in the Los Angles LDS Temple. It was a beautiful day! And it was very special that we had my Grandfather marry us. You could feel the love and strength in the room we were married in. Walking out of the ceremony as Mr. and Mrs. Reay for the first time in my wedding dress was a beautiful moment. My Baha sound processors helped through out the whole day. I could hear my grandpa during the ceremony as he was marrying us. I could hear our families and friends cheering as we walked out of the temple. I was able to talk to everyone at the reception and thank them for their support. And we had a big dance party at the end of the night. My Baha devices helped me not miss a single word and be in the moment during our special day.
Q: What has your husband said about your hearing loss?
A: My husband has been a big support to me, my hearing loss, and all of the other health challenges that I do have. I remember the first night when I told him about my Baha solution and all of the health challenges I have, his exact words that he told me were “I’ve never wanted an ordinary life, I like to do things different.” Dylan tells everyone that I have super hearing, he finds the Baha system amazing! Dylan will always tell me that my imperfections make me perfect. He is so good to me. I love him so much! And I know that he loves me too.
Q: Do you still dance?
A: I still dance. I will always continue to dance. And now I have someone to dance with through life.
Q: What’s the next step for you two?
A: Right now we are finishing school. I am at Brigham Young University Provo, UT studying special education. And Dylan is at Utah Valley University studying marketing. Life is so good and simple right now. And maybe in a few years Dylan and I can start a family. We can’t wait to have a beautiful and unique family. We hope to have the chance to adopt some children. Our life will always be unique, but I know with Dylan it will always be happy. Dylan is my best friend and we can do anything together.
Dylan: I am so lucky to call Camille my wife. I think about how lucky I am everyday that I found someone as wonderful as she is. In my eyes, she is perfect. She has gone through so much in life, yet she is the most happiest and positive person that I know. She is beautiful inside and out. I love her so much! She is my best friend.