Weʼve raised £650 to help raise money for Maverick Sydney to purchase waterproof cochlear implants.
- Doncaster, United Kingdom
- Disability support
- Time left
- 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.
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Oct 15, 2017
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Oct 6, 2017
With love ❤️ Karey & Kieran. What a really kind thought x x x
Oct 6, 2017
You’ll be swimming better than mummy before long Maverick. Xxx
Oct 4, 2017
Get next to that pace marker mate. You'll do great. Enjoy!
Oct 4, 2017
Awesome work surfer 👍
Oct 3, 2017
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