Help Olivia receive the gift of sound

$1,790 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 13 people in 26 months
Wes N Megan Erickson   MINOT, ND
Hello! I am posting this on behalf of the Erickson family in Minot, ND. Their baby girl, Olivia, was born on June 17, 2013 with severe to profound hearing loss in both ears. The diagnosis brought a tough decision to make - cochlear implants or not? After struggling with the decision they decided to give their daughter the gift of hearing and started working with her medical team to prepare for surgery. It has been a long process and it has taken a toll on the family. Insurance issues have left the family with high medical bills, and Olivia's Dad has also lost his job in the process. The family is struggling to pay bills. Olivia has 3 brothers that are being affected by the struggle as well. Their dream is that Olivia will hear the roar of the ocean the first time she sees it, hear the rustling of leaves on an autumn day, wake up to the sound of birds chirping, and far more importantly hear the sound of her family's voices when they tell her they love her. Any help would be greatly appreciated as the family embarks on this journey for Olivia. She has her surgery on the 19th of June and activation three weeks later. Hopefully this sweet baby girl will hear our voices soon.
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Update 12
24 months ago
Olivia has received the gift of sound. she has been hearing us for a month now. thank you all that have supported us through this. it's a blessing and a miracle!!!
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Update 10
25 months ago
Today Olivia will hear us for the first time! We will upload video as soon as we can.
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Update 9
26 months ago
Olivia is doing so good. She got some new shades. She wears them all the time. :) love all you guys. We think about the blessings we have received from everyone every single day. God bless you all.
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David Erickson
26 months ago

Any more news on Olivia? Joan has a cousin that had implants recently, with good results. Wishing the same for you. Good luck!

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Lindsay Sillman
26 months ago

Wishing Olivia all the wonderful things with sound!

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$1,790 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 13 people in 26 months
Created June 16, 2014
Wes N Megan Erickson     Medical   MINOT, ND
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$100
armand zentil
20 months ago

Anything for Haleigh Rosa, I wish your daughter Olivia the best.

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$500
Mike Pullen
25 months ago

I have 8 great wonderful Grandchildren Olivia is our only little girl. Today she will hear us for the first time. I hope her brothers wont be to annoying LOL Thank you for everyone who has donated, this young family has so much love and are blessed with this little miracle. Grandpa will come talk to you soon sweet Olivia.

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J
$150
Jolene
26 months ago

So glad her surgery went well! Can't wait for hear you say 'I love you Olivia!'

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JR
$100
Jen Erickson and Blaine Rutland
26 months ago

Thinking of you guys today!!!!!

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LS
$50
Lindsay & Jesse Sillman
26 months ago

You were so kind when we met you at the Mayo while out girls were in surgery. Wishing you all well!

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DE
$500
David Erickson
26 months ago
JD
$20
Jessica Darger
26 months ago
JR
$50
Jamie Rosa
26 months ago

❤️

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$100
Anonymous
26 months ago
AV
$50
Ann Marie Vaupel
26 months ago

I'm so happy sweet Olivia will be able to have surgery so soon. This is such an important time in her life while she's learning how to talk! Love and prayers always for your family!!

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David Erickson
26 months ago

Any more news on Olivia? Joan has a cousin that had implants recently, with good results. Wishing the same for you. Good luck!

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Lindsay Sillman
26 months ago

Wishing Olivia all the wonderful things with sound!

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