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KATHLEEN'S JOURNEY TO HEARING

KATHLEEN'S JOURNEY TO HEARING

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Kathleen Erasmus is a 6-year old girl from Krugersdorp, Gauteng.  Although she is small, she stuns people wherever she goes with her big personality and larger than life attitude.  
According to the doctors, she lost her hearing around the time when she was just three months old, and they medically can not give a reason for this.

In August 2014, they diagnosed her with severe to moderate combined hearing loss (bi-lateral). Shortly after her diagnosis, Kathleen was fitted with hearing aids in both ears.

For the past 4 years she has worn these hearing aids (pink ones, of course!) with pride as they help her hear.  She also undergoes speech therapy once a week.
Every six months she has to go to the Ear Institute for her bi-annual check-up where they asses her hearing and overall development.

The condition of her hearing loss remained stable up until 28 June 2018.  During this examination, the audiologist found that since her last visit in January 2018, Kathleen's hearing in her right ear has lessened severely, the hearing aid in that specific ear is becoming insignificant in helping her hear.

The specialists at the Ear Institute, strongly advise that the next step to be taken is a cochlear implant in the right ear.  Without this Kathleen will never be able to speak properly or function normally and will have to be moved to a school for special needs.  And also, never be able to sing, as this truly is a passion for her.  

Donations

  • Oct 30, 2018 - R 5 000.00
  • "Good luck " - Hardcore

  • Oct 27, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "." - .

  • Oct 22, 2018 - R 2 000.00
  • "Kathleen, ons wens jou net die allerbeste toe en vertrou die operasie sal 'n groot sukses wees. " - Arbor Fairland Pre-Primêr

  • Oct 15, 2018 - R 5 010.00
  • "Jy is n amazing dogterjie en so positief. Jy is n superstar." - Botha

  • Oct 12, 2018 - R 1 542.30
  • "Sterkte " - Quintin Breedt

  • Oct 11, 2018 - R 2 010.00
  • "Sterkte julle!!!" - Anonymous

  • Oct 10, 2018 - R 1 000.00
  • "Elke bietjie help" - Steyn

  • Oct 10, 2018 - R 500.00
  • "Die langste pad begin met die eerste tree." - Bingle Ferreira

  • Oct 10, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Good luck" - Anonymous

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 18 090.50

Fundraising target

R 380 000.00
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Kathleen Erasmus is a 6-year old girl from Krugersdorp, Gauteng.  Although she is small, she stuns people wherever she goes with her big personality and larger than life attitude.  According to the doctors, she lost her hearing around the time when she was just three months old, and they medically can not give a reason for this.

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