Giving the Gift of Hearing
- By: Guy Middleton
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/giving-the-gift-of-hearing
This is my Cochlear implant Project. I am profoundly deaf in both ears which is affecting me socially and also in the work place. I have had a implant done to my right ear Feb 2016 and still need to do the left ear.
The cost to do one ear excluding hospital costs is R280000. Hospital costs are R20000 and aftercare is R10000. I have been tasked to raise R30000 towards costs. The R17000 is towards those costs. Once I have finished the costs for the right ear I would like to do the left ear.
So far, the right ear has given me a new lease of life socially and also at the work place with some limitations. Being accepted in the work place and socially is very hard and family are also not easy in accepting.
I have also been a victim of verbal abuse in the work place and also socially. People do not understand what we go through. Because of my situation, I have now joined up with a organisation to promote information regarding our problems and try to help others in this situation.
By donating to my cause you will be further uplifting my ability to hear better. Do the right thing. Help me to help others.