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This fundraiser ended on 10/19/11

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Helping the kids of Columbus gain the ablity to hear.

"When the family doctor failed to catch hearing loss as an infant, later wrote off the child's speech problem as being normal in 6 year old.

Michael Sharp, 6, has moderate to severe hearing loss which has affected his speech development and it may have been prevented; if his family doctor caught the problem early on. His speech had his mother, Christa, concerned prompting taking Michael to another doctor for a second opinion.

That is when, Christa Townsend, took Michael to Dr. J. Bowman hearing service; after the tests were finished Dr.Bowman was concerned the family doctor missed the diagnosis resulting in Michael needing hearing aids totaling more than $4,495.

Christa doesn’t have insurance, and Medicaid won’t help pay or help purchasing the needed hearing aids.

Looking for ways to make money Christa came up with the idea of a “donation garage sale”.

People can donate items big and small to help this cause; the money raised will help purchase hearing aids for Michael and anything left will be donated to Dr. J. Bowman’s office to help purchase hearing aids for 11 other children." this article can be found at http://www.columbuzz.net/index.php?news=6711
we were able to raise Michael's portion but still need help with the other 11 children.

Michael is in a program that will help him and the other 11 children (at $1,000.00 for each child) BUT,, this program can not help these kids until all the funds are raised.. we still need $10,000.00 to help these kids so they can get their hearing aids at the same time.

but if you prefer to send a check please send to:
Shari Bickell
3356 Cessna Dr. Columbus Indiana 47203
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