Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Congratulations Corrina!

We live in Canada. Currently our Government considers hearing with two ears as 'experimental' and will not provide the funds necessary for our daughter to receive bilateral cochlear implantation. Due to the fact that this bilateral implants are available in Canada, in other provinces, we wrote to out minister of health demanding that they stop discriminating against our children based on their disability (if Corrina had risidual hearing she would be fitted with an aid in her 'better' ear but because she does not she is told that hearing with one ear is enough) and based on their location. We request to have a bilateral surgery preformed in Newfoundland, which is the very East Coast of Canada, because if we lived in Newfoundland the Provincial Health Care system there would pay for the operation. We sent a letter stating our demands, along with a recommendation from our ENT, about 2 months ago. Just this past week, late October, we received a letter stating that the Government would in fact pay for all the costs of surgery! CORRINA WILL HEAR WITH TWO EARS BY CHRISTMAS! We are excited for her current learning, and thrilled about the impact this will have on her future opportunities!

8 comments:

Laurie said...

That is wonderful news! Congratulations!

Jennifer said...

You know, not much makes me happier than hearing about the babies being given this chance to hear! I am overjoyed at your good news!!!!

Mom Colvin said...

So do you have a firm date for the op yet? Before Christmas would be amazing indeed.

love, Mary XX

Landon's Mom said...

Congratulations - that's wonderful!
Jen
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the g's said...

yay! what an exciting 'christmas gift'! thank you God!

Mom to Toes said...

Great news!!!!!

Laurie said...

Hello! How is she doing with two ears? She is such a cutie!

Jack said...

That is wonderful news! Congratulations

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