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£650raised of £500 target by 41 supporters

    Weʼve raised £650 to help raise money for Maverick Sydney to purchase waterproof cochlear implants.

    Doncaster, United Kingdom
    Funded on Wednesday, 20th December 2017

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    I'm running my second marathon after a successful first in London back in April. The charity of my choice was Children in Crisis and after raising upwards of £1700.00 on their behalf I am now trying to raise money for Maverick Sydney.

    Maverick was diagnosed as profoundly deaf as a newborn baby, with no family history of hearing problems.

    At aged 9 months he became the youngest ever baby in Doncaster to undergo the operation to receive Cochlear implants.

    This allows Mav to hear, but in a different way to hearing people: Noise from the environment is captured by the device microphone, converted into digital sound and transferred via a magnet under the skin on his head, directly into his cochlear. Subsequently, everything Mav hears is very digitised (think Daleks from Dr Who!)

    Nonetheless, we see this technology as our modern day miracle, and as such, Maverick is progressing very well and is well on track to attend mainstream school.

    We are always keen for him to be able to take part in any activities other children usually can. This includes swimming. However unfortunately, the Cochlear implants themselves are not waterproof and require additional peripheral devices to allow them to be used in water.

    We would love for Mav to be able to hear whilst learning to swim, so he can be safe and reassured.

    To that end, this Just Giving page is to raise the £500 required to purchase Mav's waterproof Cochlear implants.

    Your interest and generosity is very very much appreciated.



    David Surfleet

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      Page last updated on: 10/15/2017 11:32 AM



      • Anonymous


        Oct 15, 2017


      • Tina Lakin

        Tina Lakin

        Oct 7, 2017


      • Karey Miles

        Karey Miles

        Oct 6, 2017

        With love ❤️ Karey & Kieran. What a really kind thought x x x


      • Anonymous


        Oct 6, 2017

        You’ll be swimming better than mummy before long Maverick. Xxx


      • Tom Parkinson

        Tom Parkinson

        Oct 4, 2017

        Get next to that pace marker mate. You'll do great. Enjoy!


      • Darren Downie

        Darren Downie

        Oct 4, 2017

        Awesome work surfer 👍


      • Steve Richardson

        Steve Richardson

        Oct 3, 2017



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      David Surfleet

      David Surfleet

      Doncaster, United Kingdom

      5k, 10k, half-marathon & marathon runner. Massive love for all things sporty.

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