Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Hope for Kate

Last spring some of you may have heard of a little girl named Kate in our neighbourhood who suffers from an undiagnosed illness that causes many developmental delays and who gradually lost all hearing since birth.  She was unable to receive the cochlear implants typically given to help deaf children hear because of serious issues with anesthetic.  Some of you may have read her story in the Kitchissippi Times or the Ottawa Citizen, seen the interviews on CTV or attended the Hope for Kate fundraiser which raised close to $50,000 for the Community for Kate trust.

Well now I can tell you that she did get her cochlear inplants to assist in hearing and the surgery was a success.   For more details, or to donate to Community for Kate, visit http://www.hopeforkate.com/, check out her Facebook Page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Go-Kate-Go/113508482008574 or her Caring Bridge site at http://www.caringbridge.org/.  Although many challenges remain ahead, I guarantee that it will make you smile to read more about her, her family and how wonderful it is that this step has worked out for her.  We wish her all the best for many more positive steps to come.