Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Gifts for Matt

A Connecticut middle school student has raised $26,000 for cochlear implant research. Matthew Reiser wears an implant himself. Matthew was born with profound sensorineural hearing loss in both ears and is now in 7th grade at Bedford Middle School in Westport. For his bar mizvah celebration, he asked family and friends to donate to the NYU Cochlear Implant Center instead of giving him gifts.  You can contribute here. Here's a video about Matthew's effort.