Imagine This Was Your Child

This is Mattie and when she was two she was diagnosed with hearing loss.

  • 36 million Americans have some form of hearing loss
  • 22 million Americans have noise induced hearing loss that could have been prevented
  • People with hearing loss tend to be underemployed and make an average of $12,000 less per year than their hearing peers
  • About 2 – 3 out of every 1,000 children in the US are born deaf or hard of hearing. 9 out of every 10 children who are born deaf are born to parents who can hear. Source: the National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Mattie’s mother is my friend, Shelly, and this is from Mattie’s website:

“We noticed that she had trouble with directionality and understanding.  With additional testing it was discovered that Mattie was completely deaf in her right ear and has a mild rising to normal loss in her left ear. Mattie has over the course of the last 7 years used several different hearing aids. In September 2008 Mattie had implant surgery to be fitted with a B.A.H.A hearing aid. She was finally able to put her processor on in December 2009. It was and still is amazing.

We will be participating in the Walk4Hearing. We need your support to make this event a success. Please take a moment to sponsor our efforts.  Every dollar is a blessing not only for Mattie , but for many with a hearing loss.  If you would like to also join us October 10, 2009, please let us know.  We would love for you to join our team  in the WALK4HEARING.

Many Blessings and Thanks for Your Support!

If you feel able to sponsor me in this Walk, you can safely use your credit card online or you may send a check by emailing me at for my address.

Any amount, no matter how much, will help HLA reach its goal”

Shelly and her family are walking on 10/10 in Martinez, Georgia’s Walk4Hearing. They will be walking together as a team and have set a goal to raise at least $100.00 each.

Won’t you help? Please?!
(Donate Here)

“Collaborating with local HLAA chapters, Walk4Hearing™ educates the general public about hearing loss while easing the associated stigma. Striving to make hearing loss a public health issue, thousands of people of all ages, races, and backgrounds have come together to display their compassion for the cause and to make hearing loss an issue of national concern.”

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One Response to “Imagine This Was Your Child”
  1. 10.01.2009

    My nephew is deaf.. you are doing a wonderful thing by helping this cause.xoxoxox

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