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Chmc Otolaryngologic Foundation Inc's Fundraiser:

Hear for Rwanda

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Update from Rwanda
August 30, 2016

This last week has been very busy with hearing tests and our new audiometer is making the testing much more functional, as the audiometer that  See more

THE STORY:

One of the most important aspects of a person’s life is the ability to communicate with others. This privilege, however, is not afforded to millions of children worldwide due to poor medical attention. In the USA hearing assessments are given to newborns to test for hearing loss at birth, therefore allowing for a diagnosis and intervention at a young age. Rwanda does not have this policy and almost 190,000 deaf children currently live here. The social, economic and educational impact on this group of children is immense and can be largely alleviated by early hearing detection and subsequent medical intervention.

Additionally, children who are deaf or hard of hearing are ostracized from their community. Early detection leads to early intervention, and this in turn will help to educate families as to the potential for a full and productive life for their child with the use of hearing aids and sign language.

In August of 2016, I will be traveling to Rwanda with a medical team from Boston Children’s Hospital Department of Otolaryngology. I will be part of a two person team administering hearing tests to children at schools and hospitals. The short term goals are identification and intervention; the long term goal will be the development of a sustainable audiologic program. However, without the proper audiologic equipment I will not be able to take this first step. With your contributions we can make a difference for hundreds of young children in Rwanda. For this trip I will need:

1)Two Audiometers for hearing testing

2)Disposable equipment for the Audiometers

3)Toys/props used for testing infants and young children

All donations will be collected by the Department of Otolaryngology, a 501c3 charitable entity. Donors will receive a tax deduction receipt from Crowdrise.

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$5,900

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  • Elizabeth O'Neill

    $50

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  • Tamar Gomes

    $25

  • Claire Licameli

    $100

  • Michael Cunningham

    $100

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    $100

  • James Mooney

    $250

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    $100

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    $250

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  • Kathryn Balistrieri

    $25

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    $50

  • Christine McDermott

    $100

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    $250

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    $200

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    $250

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    $250

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  • Jerry Marcoux

    $200

  • Claire Licameli

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    $50

  • Kennetha nd Kristin Wildes

    $100

  • Tim and Kay Golden

    $100

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  • David Labow

    $200

  • The Mariani Family

    $100

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59% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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The Team: $5,900 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Chmc Otolaryngologic Foundation Inc

Amount Raised

$3,225

 

32% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kyle Licameli

Amount Raised

$2,675

 

54% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Jo-Anna Krupa

Jo-Anna Krupa

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The Chiappinelli Family

The Chiappinelli Family

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David Labow

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Amy Hughes

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Bill McDermott

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Tim and Kay Golden

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Kennetha nd Kristin Wildes

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