2022 ANNUAL APPEAL
Are you ready to make an impact in the lives of deaf and hard-of-hearing children in need?
The Foundation for Hearing and Speech Resources has been making sound investments in children for the past 60 years, thanks to FHSR’s generous donors. But, there is still work to be done, and we need your help to continue to support and grow our programs in 2023.
We’re pleased to present the inspiring story of Roselynn – FHSR’s 2022 Champion Child – and encourage you to learn more about her journey below. Because of the support from people like you, Roselynn has been the recipient of a variety of life-changing programs offered by the Foundation.
Working to fulfill our mission in 2022, FHSR added two new Music to My Ears (MTME) school sites, increased the number of children in the tuition-free early childhood and instrument program by 15%, built out the preschool stage to the online resource Ages & Stages, collaborated to reach more than 450 students through a literacy program, and launched a music therapy program unique to deaf and hard of hearing children.
HELP US MEET OUR GOAL OF A 9 % INCREASE
FOR OUR ANNUAL APPEAL!
With your help, we can continue to impact our community in a lasting way. These additional funds will allow FHSR to expand our programming to meet the needs of Deaf and Hard of Hearing children
Spending any amount of time with this almost 5-year-old and her infectious smile will have you grinning from ear to ear and possibly wishing you too could be a fairytale princess.
Born with bilateral hearing loss, Roselynn has overcome many obstacles to become the loving talkative singing little girl we know today.
Identified with mild to moderate hearing loss, Roselynn was first fitted with hearing aids at Comer Children’s Hospital in 2018. Thanks in part to FHSR’s funding of the Comer’s loaner hearing aid bank, Roselynn was able to get loaner hearing aids right away instead of waiting for hers to arrive. This limited the time she went without hearing all the rich sounds of her world. With hearing aids in place, Roselynn and her family began her hearing and communication journey.