Weʼre raising £12,000 to to pay for hearing equipment for our deaf son.
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We are looking to raise funds for vital hearing equipment for our deaf son.
Matu is profoundly deaf and hears a simulation of sound through Cochlear Implants. However, Matu’s equipment recently failed which left him with no hearing at all. As we now live and work outside of the UK, we are no longer provided with any further funding, and have to pay for all of Matu’s equipment, audiology and medical needs ourselves.
In order for Matu to continue to benefit with being able to hear, we had to replace his system fairly urgently.
Matu is a very talented, extremely hard working achiever. He has a great sense of humour and is well loved. He has a great future ahead of him and wants to be a film producer. We are asking for financial support to help our family to finish paying for the Nucleus®7 Sound Processor which has provided him with much needed improved hearing and listening. With his new equipment, he will continue to thrive.
Matu's history: Matu suddenly and inexplicably lost his hearing when he was just one year old, just as he was learning to talk. He spent nearly three years of his life in a silent world, but thanks to the National Health Service in the UK, he was implanted with bilateral Cochlear Implants. Since then, Matu has excelled beyond our wildest expectations. His speech and language have progressed tremendously, and he is currently thriving in mainstream school in spite of his disability.
We are eternally grateful for any donation you can make to help our cause. Thank you.
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Matu is an awesome young man. It truly is a miracle to have the gift of sight and sound. Mrs G
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Wishing all the best for Matu and your family!
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I am an Art teacher who also loves photography and writing. I hope to raise money for my son’s hearing fund by hosting an exhibition of my photographs. I also hope to publish my novel and picture books about deafness to help spread deaf awareness to children worldwide.