My Laila's Insurance for Severe Hearing Loss
Organized by: Aaron Webster
I am Aaron Webster, single father of 3 beautiful children..Isaiah 3yrs of age, Makayla 3yrs of age, and Laila 8yrs of age. I am currently a stay at home dad caring for my twins since 6 mths of age while Laila, whom lost her hearing..attends Vaughn Rd. Elementary School during the day! Laila is in 1st grade and an honor roll student..i'm extremely proud of her ambition to learn and be considered normal amongst her peers! Laila lost her hearing between ages 1 and 2 yrs due to poor care from her mother which resulted in myself to take a stand and provide better arrangements for her! In a very trying 4yrs of constant out of town therapy appts and trial runs to obtain the best suitable Audiologist for her, my mother Deborah Webster and i have exhausted almost all meger funds and little income between the two of us..not to mention having to keep a home and nuture her beautiful twin siblings! Through the grace of God and constant prayer, we have been able to obtain a cochlear implant within the last year to help her hearing loss in her worse ear..a combined loss of over 90%..can you imagine?! However, Medicaid insurance does not cover the high maintenance costs and biweekly out of town travel costs for required speech therapy. At this time there has been some eye opening progress due to her diligence but she's so desperate to improve more and fit in with her little brother and sister and immediate surroundings..currently her ear surgeon is requesting us to acquire outside medical insurance to complete a second cochlear implant..this is vital for her to continue attending her school which she loves so much, but the curriculum is getting more intense hendering her ability to keep up in such subjects as math and reading..it hurts my heart to see Laila try so hard to keep up, the stress in her face makes us feel so unaccomplished..i'm exhausted for her! I am a United States Air Force Veteran who just wants what most loving parents would want for their child.."a normal life"! I'm tearing as i reach out due to pride but at this point..i have no choice. Please consider extending a helping hand..you have no idea of the magnitude of sincere appreciation Laila, myself, and her immediate family would have..Love you all and God Bless!!