Welcome To My Blog...

This blog follows my journey of 2 different cochlear implants and my condition: Multiple mitochondrial DNA deletions I have started this blog 15 yrs too late but ill try my best to fit it all in! I have packed a lot of medical jargon into my life since I was 8.

There has been happiness and tears but I've come through it all with my family and my friends.I'm profoundly deaf as a result of a condition called Multiple mitochondrial DNA deletions or mitochondrial disease RRM2B as my professor Sir Dough Turnbull calls it! I have had since birth but I didn't find out this til I was 19. I have had 2 cochlear implants (at the age of 8 and then i lost the 1st cochlear implant in my right ear after 7 years due to a bad, accruing ear infection (which I couldnt fight off because of my mitochondrial condition) at the age of 15 and had a 2nd one implanted in my left ear that same year which I have now.

My Story

15 October 2008

Newspaper Clippings...

These are articles that have been in my local paper about me. They are related to my cochlear implant and the condition I have. To look at the articles more closely click on the pictures.

This was a front page article with me when I was 8 pictured with my mum. We were enquiring for funding for my first cochlear implant.




This was a page 5 article when I got a laptop for a Christmas wish as I was nomminated by my mum.



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