Allie Vega

fundraising_goal amount_raised program related_state post_excerptHi my name is Alexzandra Vega. People often knows me as Allie. I am a deaf mom of two beautiful children ages 6 and 2. I am also a full time student and a Relief worker helping individuals with developmental disabilities. I am trying to work my way up in life…

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Gabrielle Mcinnis

fundraising_goal amount_raised program related_state post_excerptHi, my name is Gabrielle Mcinnis. I was born 16 years ago. I was 11 weeks premature. A med-flight took me to DHMC. My lungs were not developed and I was septic. I went into cardiac arrest three times in my first few hours. My parents were told to get to…

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Nicole Laabs

fundraising_goal amount_raised program related_state post_excerptHi there, and thanks for visiting my page!   I am the mom of three children between the ages of 5 and 11 (two of whom also have hearing loss). I was diagnosed with hearing loss when I began school at age 5.  Due to the poor, old fashioned technology that was…

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Janet Stitt

fundraising_goal amount_raised program related_state post_excerptI’m the one with the veil. 1981. My husband ended up wearing that veil by the end of that night and we have been together since.  But it’s been thirty-seven years since that day and all our lives have taken unforeseen turns. My pal in the picture has since succumbed to…

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Megan Freeman

fundraising_goal amount_raised program related_state post_excerptHi, my name is Megan Freeman. I have just graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a degree in Management Information Systems. A unique fact about me is that I am deaf. Navigating college was a challenge but I didn’t let that stop me. I successfully graduated college with honors for…

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Jessica Sinclair

fundraising_goal amount_raised program related_state post_excerpt Hi my name is Jessica Sinclair and I am a third year student at Rochester Institute of Technology, studying Journalism. I am trying to raise funds for a Hearing Dog to help me to live independently. I am currently working at Walmart Store, part-time while attending school, in hopes of…

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Joseph Sala

fundraising_goal amount_raised program related_state post_excerptIt’s been a long time and a long way since being a daily runner and a passionate fan of classical music, even owning my own stereo components store. Hello everyone. My name is Joseph Sala. It has been for me a fortunate life having a number of varied and, I believe,…

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Tia Maxson & Millie

fundraising_goal amount_raised program related_state post_excerpt My name is Tia Maxson. I cannot begin to tell you how much Millie, my Service Dog for hearing, has made a positive impact on my life. Millie has enriched my life in ways beyond what I could have ever imagined. I am single sidedly deaf in one ear and…

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Audrey Kirkpatrick

fundraising_goal amount_raised program related_state post_excerpt 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…

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Sumer Gill

fundraising_goal amount_raised program related_state post_excerpt 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…

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