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All donations will be used towards all medical/travel expense to restore Ashley's hearing. PLEASE HELP US HELP ASHLEY TO HEAR!

Ashley is 19y/o , and has sensory-neuro hearing loss bilaterally. She has had moderate-severe to profound hearing loss since she was 4 years old, and she has used hearing aids ever since then. Ashley has the oppourtunity to hear without hearing aids through Dr.Michael T Murray, MD using the  Esteem Implanted hearing device by Envoy Medical. The Esteem is an implanted hearing devices like a prosthetic ear. These devices are $30,000 per ear plus travel expenses to The Woodlands, TX to set up appointments for pre and post-op not locally available to her. Each ear has to be done one at the time. Turning the device on is done 6-8wks post op, so traveling is going to be a large expense too along with the device and surgery. Ashley's 1st surgery for her right ear was implanted on Sunday May 27,2012! We raised enough money for the 1st ear to be done, and it was activated on July 23, 2012(SEE THE VIDEO TO THE LEFT ON HER 1ST ACTIVATION).Ashley was implanted with her 2nd Esteem at The Woodlands, TX on December 10, 2012! Ashley's activation for the 2nd implant is scheduled back in TX on February 12, 2013. We will have to travel back for.  This is a once in a life time opportunity to have Ashley's hearing restored without the use of amplified sound(like hearing through a microphone all the time). Ashley's family insurance does not pay for this type of surgery or ANY aided device because Ashley's hearing loss did not occur from an illness or injury. Instead of saving money for college through her growing up years; her family has had to used the money to buy several new hearing aids over the last 14 yrs that have cost $4000-5000 at a time. No matter how big or small your donation WILL help Ashley! Please help us make Ashley's dream come true! Ashley recently graduated with HONORS from Biloxi High School on May 20, 2012!. She has a 2 year scholarship to attend the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College; Jefferson Davis Campus in Gulfport, MS. and will complete her 1st semester this December. She plans to major in  Speech Pathology and Audiology then plans to attend the  University of  Southern Miss. Her final goal is to become an audiologist to help people like herself. You can help Ashley by giving donations here on our give forward site up until December or at the following bank sites: Mississippi Gulf Coast & Hattiesburg resident's can go to any:          The First, A National Banking Association to make deposits into the "ASHLEY'S DREAM TO HEAR " fund.   If you have Facebook please visit her Facebook page: "Ashley's dream to hear" : Spread the word by clicking on the facebook link to the left & please help! Sincerely, David & Molly Sabbatini Biloxi, MS

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