Friday, March 29, 2013

Give Forward {Helping Skylar Hear}

Hey ladies! Today I wanted to talk to you about a friend of mine's son...

His name is Skylar Peele. He is only three months old and was diagnosed with bilateral sensorineural profound hearing loss.

Bilateral means that both ears have a hearing loss. Profound means that the hearing loss is 90dB or greater. This means that the child may not be able to hear anything softer than 90dB. Sensorineural means that the cochlea or auditory nerve isn't working correctly.

Sensorineural hearing loss affects 1 to 3 of every 1000 children in the U.S. and other countries. And those are studies found a few years ago. The rate has probably changing as our country grows.
I know as a mother, this is something to take very serious. I couldn't imagine going to the doctor every week or even being told that my child will probably never hear my voice! It's devastating to even think about! The next thing that comes to my mind, would be the money. Money is tight, we are all struggling in this economy. So with your help baby Skylar can hear the little things we take for granted on a daily basis. Every dollar counts!

"We want to provide the BEST of everything for Skylar and want to be sure he has every chance at hearing & everything he needs to make his life as easy and happy as possible. With the specialist bills starting to add up, Michael starting a new job and taking a pay cut, the weekly Dr. trips, co-pays, hearing aids, accessories ( its not easy to keep the hearing aids on a baby), the speech therapy, and hopefully cochlear implants (which with surgery,implant & other involved expenses can add up to around $200,000)  Please help us help Skylar. Help us give him every advantage, and opportunity out there to better and enrich his life. He is the happiest baby and just deserves the world.When he smiles he lights up the world. His giggle and beautiful blue eyes are heart melting.
Thank you for taking the time to read our families story and I will work to keep everyone updated."  Melissa Peele
You can help by clicking here, Skylar Peele

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