Posted On: July 18, 2012
MTF is helping three-year-old Amelia Heston, who was born with multiple craniofacial abnormalities and facio-aricula vertebral malformation spectrum, which causes deafness. The family’s physicians have determined that she is a perfect candidate for an auditory brain stem implant (ABI) -- the only device clinically proven to restore partial hearing ability to people without auditory nerves. The leading expert in this field is Dr. Coletti, of Italy, who has achieved great success in the operation. The implant must be done at an early age, so Amelia’s family needs support to travel and for the costly operation, as soon as possible.