Opportunity to support Becky
Organized by: katie voss
June 02, 2016
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.