Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Team Hannah

Michael and I became involved with the Hearing Loss Association of America's (HLAA) Walk4Hearing in New York City last year when Hannah was only 4 months old. She was already diagnosed with profound hearing loss and was wearing her hearing aids. This world was so new to us but to see so many children and their families was so inspiring and has become a tremendous support system to us. It has been quite a busy year since our last walk - Hannah received her cochlear implants about six month ago and she is flourishing. We're so proud of her and all of her hard work. Along the way, we have come to know so many amazing people - both families and professionals and we have been so lucky to experience so many wonderful services that are available to help Hannah along her hearing journey.

Walk with Hannah

This year, Michael and I decided to form Team Hannah to raise money and help spread the word that hearing loss will not limit Hannah's growth but instead can be used to empower her and other children in NYC like her to live a full life. The money raised will also benefit one of Hannah's school's, The Children's Hearing Institute, where she attends her speech therapy sessions three times a week as well as receives all of her audiology services. 
We are so fortunate to have so many friends and family who have supported our journey, but Hannah's journey is just beginning. To help in our endeavor in raising awareness, we would love you to join Team Hannah on Sunday, September 30, at Riverside Park, NYC (W. 97th Street and Riverside Dr.) Registration begins at 9 and the 3.1 mile walk will kickoff at 10 am.
The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) Walk4Hearing increases awareness about hearing loss, helps to eradicate the stigma associated with it and raises funds to provide information and support for people with hearing loss. Since 2006, the Walk4Hearing has raised more than $5 million and has become the largest walk for hearing taking place in cities across the United States.
For more information on the Hearing Loss Association of America, please visit HLAA and for more information on Hannah's school, The Children's Hearing Institute, please click CHI.
Thanks so much!
Love,Jen, Michael and especially Hannah

1 comment:

  1. We will be there!! I will be manning the AB booth! Looking forward to seeing you all again.