Bromham couple raising funds after help from deafness charity (From The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald)
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Bromham couple raising funds after help from deafness charity
4:00pm Thursday 5th September 2013 in News
Gateful parents Tom and Zara Goodier are raising money for the charity that has helped them since their baby daughter was diagnosed as being partially deaf.
Their daughter Evie was diagnosed when she was five weeks old and she is now aged ten months.
Mrs Goodier, 22, of School Lane, Bromham, said: “We have been told she will have her deafness for life. There’s no telling at the moment if it will get worse, it definitely won’t get any better.
“Me and Tom are quite laid back people, we took it quite well. To us she is perfect with or without hearing.
“When we were told about her hearing loss the doctors said her balance would be affected, but she has not been affected.
“She was crawling at seven months, was walking around the furniture at eight months and she has started standing up on her own. I don’t think it will be long before she is walking unaided. She is a very determined little girl.
“She is a very happy little girl and has got a lot of energy. She likes the sound of her own voice.”
Evie wears hearing aids and she will need to keep having new moulds fitted as she grows.
Doctors are carrying out tests as they think Evie’s deafness is hereditary.
Mr and Mrs Goodier have organised a family fun day at The Greyhound pub in Bromham, where they both work. Mr Goodier, 25, is head chef and his wife is supervisor.
The event on Saturday starts at 2.30pm and will feature cream teas, a giant raffle, bouncy castle, animals such as chickens and guinea pigs and live music from Bromham singer John Baker. All money raised will go to the National Deaf Children’s Society.
Mrs Goodier said: “The support we have had from the National Deaf Children’s Society has been amazing.
“They sent us lots of information and a couple of months ago we were invited on a weekend away for families with newly identified deaf children to help us help our child with it.
“It was all paid for – the hotel and the food. The society have just been brilliant and we just wanted to give something back.”
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