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Third jump’s a charm for Hear and Say

Tim is the father of three outgoing teenagers: Ruby, Ned and Milly. Ruby and Ned also share more than just the bond of being siblings – they both have hearing loss.

In an effort to support a charity very close to his family’s hearts, Tim is pushing his limits and swinging from the Goodwill Bridge for the third year – and is urging others to join him.

“Hear and Say have been a huge part of our lives since 2004 when we discovered our eldest daughter, Ruby was deaf, and again with the birth of our son, Ned in 2005,” said Tim.

“We met Dimity Dornan who reassured us that through a combination of hearing technology and listening and spoken language therapy, Ruby had every chance of learning to hear and talk like other children. She was absolutely right, and Hear and Say have been a part of our family ever since.”

Ruby and Ned, now aged 16 and 15, both attend their local schools, and Tim said their family is thrilled that they have the same choices and opportunities ahead of them as their peers with typical hearing.

“I am constantly amazed by what they have accomplished and the endless possibilities their futures could hold because of Hear and Say,” said Tim.

“It is a privilege to raise vital funds for Hear and Say through the exhilarating Goodwill Bridge Swing event, and having now done it twice I would recommend that anyone crazy enough should give it a go with me!

Get behind this incredible cause, and join me in creating a better future for the next generation of children with hearing loss.”

Register for the Goodwill Bridge Swing Challenge here 


Maia’s Story

At 9.10pm on 24 October 2013 our beautiful daughter Maia was born. 

The moment of elation was short-lived as we immediately noticed her left ear was missing. I frantically looked to the medical team around me for answers but received none.

Panic set in as we waited 4 days in hospital for an ENT to explain her condition, by which point we already had all the answers from Simone, who runs the Microtia and Atresia Program at Hear and Say.

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