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Osmond son using long-distance run to fund hearing aids for 25 Utah children

April 22, 2015 in Community News

 

 

KSL . com Utah
By Sam Penrod
April 16th, 2015

EPHRAIM — One of the second generation Osmonds, is gearing up for the biggest performance of his life.

But Justin Osmond won’t be singing, he will be running for donations to help 25 Utah children receive hearing aids.

If you want to talk to Osmond these days, you’ll have to keep up with him while he is running. He’s in the final two weeks of his training with plans to run from his hometown in Ephraim, to St. George — 250 miles in just eight days.

Facing that task, Osmond said, “This is by far the biggest challenge I have ever been through.”

Osmond is part of the famous Utah singing family but has never heard their music the way most everyone else does.

“I was born with a 90 percent hearing loss,” Osmond explained. “I am the only one of the second generation of the Osmond family who was born with this genetic hearing loss.”

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