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£623raised of £5,000 target by 18 supporters

Weʼre raising £5,000 to Help Theresa purchase special hearing aids which are desperatley needed to help improve her quality of life.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Theresa (known as Tink to many) is an inspirational young woman, she has strived to keep her independence as her sight has deteriorated.

She hasn't let this stop her, Theresa has lived alone with her 2 children for 3 years now, even moving to a new home with them last summer. Most recently, she has taken her passion for rock climbing, a sport she only started 2 years ago, to the next level.

Having always had 'poor sight" with nystagmus and 'beer bottle' NHS glasses; she learnt at a young age to fill in the gaps of what her eyes missed with her ears and more importantly her hearing...

In 2008, Theresa was registered severely sight impaired & diagnosed as having Leber congenital amaurosis. A genetic disorder, which was 'missed' as a child.

FAST FORWARD 8 YEARS...

Theresa is now working with her 2nd guide dog and facing a world that is getting quieter. She has recently been diagnosed with having Ushers Syndrome, a genetic disorder that affects both sight and hearing. Theresa is finding life a real struggle and we want to support her to get the best of the best. As a Mac user through and through, it seems only right to aim for a hearing aid that can be altered, personalised and adjusted via an app for iPhone or iPad. Molly Watt gives her review; she has a different strand of Ushers Syndrome.

So, we have come together to enable Theresa to have a pair of ReSound Linx2 hearing aids http://www.leightons.co.uk/brands/resound-hearing-aids/

Theresa is working towards fundraising herself by also asking for sponsorship as she attempts to climb a famous London landmark, the cheese grater otherwise known as The Leadenhall Building. It is no mean feat as she will have to climb 17 lengths of rope at her local climbing centre each of which are 12m high in order to complete the challenge.

If you can spare a littler towards the funding of the hearing aids, Theresa will be very grateful without your help Theresa simply will not be able to afford this vital kit.

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  • Simon Key

    Simon Key

    3 months ago

    Simon Key

    Another interesting entry on Tee's personal Blog at seemyway.co.uk but you will have to copy and paste the link to be directed to the site. Please go over there and have a look at the struggle Tee is facing, and the reson we are trying so hard to put collect this money. http://www.seemyway.co.uk/one-moment-can-change-it-all/ Thanks. Simon

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  • Helen Booth

    Helen Booth

    Apr 28, 2017

    Go for it T!!

    £50.00

  • Lee Thresher

    Lee Thresher

    Apr 27, 2017

    Go Theresa :-)

    £10.00

  • Carol James

    Carol James

    Apr 20, 2017

    Best of luck theresa 😘😘😘

    £10.00

  • Martene Sheldrick

    Martene Sheldrick

    Apr 20, 2017

    Good Luck Tee. When the going gets tough, the Tink gets going ;-) Embrace the challenge. I hope you reach your goal x x x

    £30.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Apr 13, 2017

    Offline DonationCame with "Good Luck Lady, such an amazing personal challenge" Anonymous xx

    £30.00

  • Sarah Thomson

    Sarah Thomson

    Apr 12, 2017

    Sorry it's not much but I've already sponsored someone else this week 😊 Good luck

  • Jennifer Smith

    Jennifer Smith

    Apr 12, 2017

    Tink, one good turn deserves another. 💋

    £10.00

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