Welcome to Ellen Babbitt's Team FHSR page

By donating or participating with me as part of the FHSR team, you will help raise awareness and vital funds for treatment and Audiology support services for Lurie Children's kids, like our Patient Champion, Leor Braun.  
All Donations made to Team FHSR will be used to directly fund the Audiology Program.  All registration fees will be used by Lurie Childrens Hospotal general fund. 

Patient Vhampion Leor Braun was born with an 18q deletion genetic defect, which comes with a long list of possible medical and developmental complications, including hearing loss. Through Lurie’s it was confirmed he had moderate to severe hearing loss. At six months, Leor received two BAHA's (Bone Anchored Hearing Aids) on a soft-band. Today, Leor’s BAHAs have a made a tremendous difference for him and he communicates with both sign and spoken language. Being able to address the issues of Leor’s hearing loss with the experts at Lurie Children’s Audiology has allowed the Braun family to focus on any other developmental issues that may arise, knowing that he has access to the best pediatric Audiology team available in Chicago. Leor is a happy little boy fully participating in his daycare classes, playing with his brother and growing every day thanks in part to the services funded by FHSR.

Here are just a few ways your Donations could help:

$35 Can help provide for the development of parent guides.

$60 Can help purchase toys, such as I-Pads, to help focus young patients’ attention during hearing testing.

$100 Can help assist with yearly transportation costs so that the Cochlear Implant Educational Coordinator can visit
Chicagoland/Indiana schools.

$240 Can help purchase a loaner hearing aid for use when a child’s own hearing aid is being repaired.

All donations are tax-deductible and will be acknowledged by Lurie Children's Foundation.

On behalf of the patients and families of Lurie Children's, thank you for your support!
Ellen Babbitt
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