Children like Alex
As most of you know my son was born with bilateral profound hearing loss meaning he could not hear (other than extremely loud noises) in both ears.
One day short of 7 months of age my son was implanted with cochlear implants to give him the gift of hearing. It has been a very long 2.5 years but he continues to strive through the assistance of the Royal Children’s Hospital, the Cohclear Implant Clinic and Taralye.
Taralye offers early intervention services to children born with hearing loss and their families. Their philosophy is “to help hearing impaired children to listen, learn and speak like their hearing peers to give them the same life opportunities in education and employment and enable them to reach their full potential”.
Taralye is funded through NDIS and BetterStart but rely on community funding for extra resources and centres to provide broader assistance throughout Victoria.
Having said all this, the partners have agreed to allow me to host a “LOUD SHIRT DAY” to raise fund for Taralye. I am thinking of having it on Friday 4th October 2019 (to coincide with casual Friday) and I will be providing morning tea. I will be setting up a Fundraising page online soon and send the link around for people to make donations.
Thank you to my Sponsors
Pearce Webster Dugdales