Sponsor Me for the Walk4Hearing
Dear Friends and Family:
At the age of 25-years-old I began to lose my hearing. Over the following 12 years, I would eventually go completely deaf. I now hear through the miracle of a cochlear implant, and the Nucleus Freedom changed my life in allowing me to “hear again”.
If not for the intervention of a friend who invited me to my first chapter meeting of the Hearing Loss Association of America, I would have never learned that there IS LIFE after hearing loss.
Your support goes to help HLAA both on the national and local levels. This support will help them continue to provide assistance and resources for people with hearing loss and their families to learn how to adjust to living with hearing loss. HLAA is working to eradicate the stigma associated with hearing loss and raise public awareness about the need for prevention and the importance of regular hearing screenings throughout life.
Your support also will help HLAA continue to influence communication access, public policy, research, public awareness, and service delivery related to hearing loss. Its national support network includes an office in the Washington D.C. area, 14 state organizations, and 200 local chapters.
My team (Frederick Hearing Loss Advocates) is walking for one of these local chapters, the Frederick County Chapter in Maryland. Please know that even the smallest donations add up to help us reach our goal. Thank you in advance for helping in my goal of raising money and creating awareness about hearing loss.
Click here to visit my personal Walk4Hearing page and find links to securely donate online: Denise Portis
and Chloe (Hearing Assistance Dog)
A link to my cochlear implant activation: Click here