Finding Your Passion

Today’s blog is written by Jessica Chaikof. Jessica  was born profoundly deaf and received her first cochlear implant in May of 1996 at fifteen months. At the time, she was the youngest child in the country to receive a cochlear implant. In May of 2004, Jessica went bilateral and was diagnosed with Usher syndrome type…

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Vision for a Cure: Treating Usher Syndrome type 1f

Today’s blog is written by Melissa Chaikof. I have known Melissa since her daughters were identified with hearing loss. Melissa K. Chaikof has worked as Donor Research Analyst since 2002 for Nonprofit Leadership (NPL), LLC. She is a current board member of the Coalition for Usher Syndrome Research; a past board member of the Gift…

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