“We thought that he would never be able to speak to us... Nor, more importantly, would he ever be able to hear us tell him we love him.” Parent of profoundly deaf little boy.
The Elizabeth Foundation (TEF) helps deaf babies and pre-school children learn to listen and speak. We are there to support and inform families from the moment their child is diagnosed with any degree of hearing loss. This year over 80 babies, toddlers and pre-school children will attend specialist education programmes and get individual speech and language therapy.
Having witnessed first hand the work that is done at the Elizabeth Foundation to help these wonderful, amazing children, I just had to help. Last year, I ran my first marathon: the super-tough offroad Farnham Pilgrim Trail Marathon. This year is the 10th anniversary of this epic race and sees competitors run the course backwards - not literally, I hope! The work these guys do to help deaf children is incredible and I just have to show my support for them again this year! Please help by donating whatever you can! Thank you!