Hello friends and family! Hope everyone is enjoying their 2019, so far.
As many of you know, our daughter, Ellie, is hard of hearing, and has been wearing hearing aids since she was 2. Unfortunately, this past spring, the hearing in her left ear completely deteriorated, leaving her profoundly deaf in that ear. Over the next several weeks, we traveled down to Boston Children’s Hospital multiple times, where we were fortunate enough work with Dr. Poe and Dr. Kenna to find a solution for her.
On May 29th, Dr. Poe inserted a Cochlear Implant in Ellie’s left ear. This amazing technology allows Ellie to access sound by pairing an internal electrode array threaded directly into her cochlea with an external processor that digitally transforms sound into electrical impulses. Check it out:
Ellie recovered very quickly from her surgery, and at her last check-up we were told that with both her implant and hearing aid working together she has the same word recognition as those of her normal hearing peers. This is an AMAZING outcome, and we are so proud of how tough she has been in the face of this obstacle.
We are so incredibly grateful for the opportunity to work with Dr. Poe and Dr. Kenna. They are both experts in the top of their fields, and have done incredible pioneering work in pediatric hearing loss.
In recognition of the amazing work that Boston Children’s Hospital (and specifically Dr. Poe and Dr. Kenna) does for kids like Ellie, I am running this year’s Boston Marathon in their honor. I am reaching out to you to request a donation to support their work and help me meet my fundraising goal of $4000. All funds raised under this effort will be directed towards the research that Dr. Poe and Dr. Kenna are working so tirelessly on!
I hope that I will see some of your faces as I run this year, and look forward to running for our beautiful little girl!
Thank you so much for reading, and contributing what you can.
Life is good.
Check out more on this amazing program at Childrens: