Mary Caroline Yuk

Running to support auditory-verbal therapy for deaf babies in the UK

Fundraising for Auditory Verbal UK
raised of £1,310 target
by 33 supporters
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Event: London Landmarks Half Marathon 2022, on 3 April 2022
Auditory Verbal UK

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We help children who are deaf to listen, speak and achieve


My brother and I are congenitally deaf, and we received cochlear implants which are surgically placed neural prostheses that provide sound perception. We attended years of speech therapy through our speech pathologist, Lynn Wood ( These devices and speech therapy have transformed our lives by enabling us to hear, speak, and attend mainstream schooling alongside peers without hearing loss. 

However, speech therapy in the UK is extremely expensive. Auditory Verbal UK ( is a charity that delivers subsided auditory-verbal therapy for deaf babies and children aged 0 – 5 years old. This enables deaf children from low-income families the opportunity to learn how to listen and talk. 

To raise money to support this charity, I am running a half-marathon. I have never run a half-marathon before, but through the support of family, friends, speech language pathologists, audiologists, physicians, and educators who believed in our success, I know any obstacle can be overcome. Please consider donating if you wish to change the life of a deaf child who is just like me and my brother. Please also consider donating for the sake of my health because I cannot stop lying in my bed and eating McDonald's and hopefully this will motivate me to change that. 

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About the charity

Auditory Verbal UK

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Auditory Verbal UK is a small national charity which transforms the lives of deaf babies and children by teaching them to listen and speak. Auditory Verbal Therapy sessions are fun, play-based and provide parents with extra skills and confidence. Please visit for further information.

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