Audrey Kirkpatrick

Let me just start by saying – thank you for your time. I have had hearing issues for several years but I still like to walk, garden, swim, and lead an active life. A NEADS Service Dog for hearing would help me do that.

Having a Service Dog would allow me to continue living my life in the way that I enjoy. There are times when I am unable, or unwilling, to participate in activities because of my hearing loss. For instance, I like taking walks but I don’t always do so because when people come up behind me I can’t always hear them and that can be frightening.

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Sumer Gill

My name is Sumer Gill. Fun fact about me-I am partially deaf. I have been diagnosed with genetic and progressive vestibulocochlear nerve deafening which means I have problems hearing. This is most likely due to a condition that I have, Turners Syndrome, which is a genetic disorder that I was born with and that comes…

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