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Opportunity to support Becky

Organized by: katie voss

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Exciting Update!
June 02, 2016

Current testing shows Becky's understanding of 'words' has improved from 22% with the hearing aid to 45% with the cochlear implant.  Her understanding See More

THE STORY:

It was at a well-baby check when Becky’s impaired hearing was first discovered. At 7 years of age, she experienced a situation in which her already limited hearing, worsened due to pressure changes during her first airplane flight. Since then she has been unable to fly, fearing additional hearing loss.

In 2015, at age 26, Becky completely lost her ability to hear. Initially, she thought her hearing aid, which she has used since she was a toddler, had failed. She took it in for repair and was told it was functioning properly. After a CT Scan, she learned her diagnosis: enlarged vestibular aqueduct (EVA) and Mondini dysplasia. A cochlear implant was suggested and she was faced with a big decision. After some research and much thought, Becky decided to move forward with the implant.

In April 2016, she underwent the surgery. Like most people of age 26, Becky is in an entry level position in her workplace. I want to support her financially so she can focus on the rehabilitation of her hearing, speech therapy and the recommendations of her care team without concern for the financial implications that come with high-level medical procedures, expensive technology and multiple consultations. I hope you will also consider supporting her with a donation, in any amount.

Becky is strong and resilient and determined and amazingly smart. She has excelled in a hearing environment even with her extensive hearing loss. I am confident she will do the work required to maximize the usage of the cochlear implant and she will be extremely grateful for your financial support.

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20% Raised of $11,500 Goal

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Alison and Joe

Alison and Joe

1 year ago

Julie Martindale

Julie Martindale

DONATION: $25

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Steve K

Steve K

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $30

'there is geometry in the humming of the strings, and music in the placing of the spheres' Pythagoras 1 year ago

Nancy friarson

Nancy friarson

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KG

KG

DONATION: $50

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Gramma

Gramma

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Darcy

Darcy

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Timothy Toler

Timothy Toler

DONATION: $10

From another person with Mondini's Malformation. Wishing you the best. 1 year ago

Scott Savage

Scott Savage

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

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