AIS take to the skies for Ayesha
We work for the University of Southampton Auditory Implant Service. We provide auditory implants for deaf people of all ages. Some patients arrive deafened as a result of meningitis so the cruel disease has always been in our minds. Then one morning in June 2017 we received the tragic news that one of our 3-year-old patients had sadly passed away due to sepsis as a result of pneumococcal meningitis. All those who knew Ayesha and her family were devastated that such a young soul could be taken from her family.
"She was the apple of our eyes and the life and soul of our family. She was a determined little girl, making great strides in her progress with her hearing" is how her parents have described her. She will be fondly remembered here as a beautiful little girl who was showing some real promise and exceeding our original expectations with her hearing tests. We hope to raise money to help the fight against this disease that takes so many precious lives and often very quickly. 'Meningitis Now' funds vital research and helps support those affected.
**We are delighted to announce that Ayesha's dad, Avais, and his friend, Harpal are joining us.
Skydive and cycle ride
Imagine the adrenaline rush as we leave the plane at 12,000ft, heading towards the earth at 120mph for 7,000ft of free fall, then the tranquility as the parachute deploys and we gently descend back to terra firma. Anna Duncan (speech and language therapist), Mary Hamilton (teacher of the deaf), Suzanne O'Gara (audiologist), Avais Hussain (Ayesha's dad), Harpal Sangha (friend of the family)
In addition 7 members of the team are going to cycle from Bristol to Bath in April 2018.
99 days to event start
with gift aid: £1,992.65
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