Walk 4 Hearing

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This Saturday our family will be participating in the Walk4hearing in Martinez Georgia. Walk4Hearing™ events are fundraising 5K (3.2 miles) walks to be held in over 20 locations across the United States in 2009. Since its formation in 2006, Walk4Hearing has raised over one million dollars for programs and services for people with hearing loss, and has grown into the largest awareness and fundraising event for the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA). 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.

As most of you know, my daughter Mattie was diagnosed with a hearing loss when she was 2 years old. Steve and I  noticed that Mattie had trouble with directionality and understanding.  With additional testing it was discovered that she was completely deaf in her right ear and have a mild rising to normal loss in her left ear. Over the course of the last 7 years she has 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 the 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 ShellyPlus4@gmail.com for my address.  To make your tax deductible donation online follow this link to our team page. If you do donate please donate on Steve, or one of the kids pages. I have already hit my goal.

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



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