Help possibilities become realities!
A year-end message from Executive Director, Laurie Hanin.
As I approach my 25th anniversary at CHC, I reflect on what makes CHC so unique.
I remember my early months as a pediatric audiologist and the first baby I diagnosed with deafness. He was 9 months old and after I told his parents the news, I will never forget their devastation. They cried – concerned about what his life would be like. Would he learn to talk, have friends, go to college, get a job? What I knew, and they couldn’t possibly yet understand, was that with CHC’s support and services, their son’s future held limitless possibilities.
Over the years, I saw many parents come in for that first appointment, filled with fear and anxiety, unsure about what the future would bring. However, I knew that with all CHC had to offer, our family-centered approach, our team of experts whose clinical excellence is unmatched anywhere, these parents and their children would truly be OK. I always see the possibilities in every child from day one. When possibilities become realities, the families see them too.
Day in and day out, CHC makes possibilities become realities. Like the children on the front cover, like that first baby I diagnosed almost 25 years ago, CHC transforms the lives of hundreds of children and their families each year. But none of this would be possible without the generous contributions of our donors like you, who support our efforts and enable us to do the work that no one else does as well, as compassionately, and as completely as we do.
I thank all of you who have contributed to CHC, so that every day we can improve the quality of life for children and families, and ask you once again to continue your support. And I am writing to ask those of you who have not yet contributed to join our circle of CHC friends. Together we can continue to turn possibilities into realities for infants, children and adults who are hard of hearing or deaf, regardless of their ability to pay.
With much appreciation and warm best wishes for a happy and healthy holiday season,
Laurie Hanin, Ph.D., CCC-A
The Center for Hearing and Communication is an accredited non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.