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In April 2016, at two weeks old my daughter Alivia-Ellen, was diagnosed with mixed, severe hearing loss. She can hear something, but only very very little, and so now will be fitted with Hearing Aids - from 7 weeks old.
Although not the end of the world, this was incredibly difficult news to take in, knowing the adversity Alivia-Ellen will now face in her life, and as a parent accepting there is nothing you can do to help or change the situation.
NDCS were our first port of support, we registered as they offer 24 hour support for families who need it, but also for us sent out support workers to discuss and advise on how we will need to parent Alivia-Ellen as she develops through her childhood. They will support us as we will try and develop Alivia-Ellen's speech and language skills as she gets older, and further support us as we as a family will be learning sign language.
I want to raise money for NDCS so they can continue their great work with family support, but also the work they do in breaking down barriers for deaf children. I wanted to do a challenge that was a combination of physical and mental tests, and so I will push myself to complete the three peaks in 24 hours, and I think at 5ft 9 and 15 stone this could be quite difficult :D
The Three Peaks is the 3 highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales ; Ben Nevis , Scafell Pike, Snowdon. Most people complete this in groups of 8-20, over three days. I will attempting to complete all the climbs within 24 hours, alone.
This isn't just important for me, but for Alivia-Ellen I want to show her : ''limits, like fears, are just an illusion''
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