September was Deaf Awareness Month!
Not something that we would usually be aware of but our grandson, Oliver, was born last November and diagnosed with severe to profound hearing loss in February this year. The diagnosis came as a huge shock to us. Thankful for modern technology, Oliver was implanted with his “magic ears” or cochlear implants in May. He has had access to sound for the last three months now and is doing so very well.
We, as a family, were so overwhelmed with the amazing team of doctors and specialists that Oliver has had throughout his journey to hearing, especially everyone at the Carel du Toit Centre at Tygerberg Hospital. Our daughter, Oliver’s mom, Bianka, has decided to put together an amazing fundraising and awareness project to facilitate helping children who are in the same situation as Oliver. Please take a look at the link to find out more about it. https://gogetfunding.com/ling-sound-toys-for-kids-with-hearing-loss/
Simply Bee will donate 10% of all online sales from now until the 9th of November (on Oliver’s first birthday) towards the Fundraising initiative.
Let’s help these little superhear-o’s make the most of their “magic ears”!