An Acoustic Neuroma Journey

Hi. I am MiRanda George. I am 30 years old and I am an Acoustic Neuroma patient and this is my journey. I was diagnosed with an acoustic neuroma in July of 2013. This is a brain tumor that forms on the acoustic nerve of the brain. With these results, surgery was the only fist step to treatment of this tumor. On August 23 of 2013, I underwent a craniotomy to shrink the tumor. The surgery lasted almost 9 hours and as a result, I have facial paralysis on the right side of my face as well as being deaf in my right ear. The surgery was done but, the hardest part of my journey was about to begin. Recovery. I had to learn how to walk, and perform daily activities for myself that I had always took for granted. After months of hard physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy I was on the path of independence once again. As I had mentioned, I have one sided hearing. I am and will always be deaf in my right ear as a result of this tumor which is a daily struggle. This is something I figured I could never correct and will never be able to hear out of my right ear again. Until almost a year after my surgery just when I was starting to lose hope, I heard of an incredible device called Soundbite. Soundbite is a two part system consisting of a small microphone that sits on the deaf ear and a smaller transmitter that you can remove off your teeth that uses the jaw bone to communicate sound to the deaf ear. Everything about this device is truly remarkable and life changing! Just when I gave up hope on hearing out of my right ear, this miracle was introduced to me. The only down fall or hurdle that has been appearing is the cost. Because of the advancement and life changing abilities of this device, it is extremely expensive. I am now putting myself out there again and asking for support in this journey. Anything at all from my supporters. is more completely and whole heartedly appreciated! I want to thank you all so much for reading my story and I am beyond thankful for the help in this next experience in my life. Thank you all so much from the bottom of my heart ❤️

MiRanda Mae❤️❤️

  • Stephanie Goetz 
    • $200 
    • 75 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 78 mos
  • Christine Petras 
    • $50 
    • 79 mos
  • Lee Quillian 
    • $35 
    • 80 mos
  • Jordan Chatman  
    • $100 
    • 80 mos
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MiRanda Mae Santillan George 
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