Alexis' new cochlear implant device

I have became the FIRST's: 

- First deaf cheerleader for my high school. We took 2nd place in the National for Cheerleading competition.
- First deaf gymnast at my junior high school and winner of Most Inspirational gymnast.
- First deaf poet to recieve an honorable mention for Washington Park Zoo (now it's known as Oregon Zoo). It was published in poetry book and sold at selected bookstores.
-First deaf student to graudate from FIDM (Fashion Institute Design and Merchandising LA campus and had careers in the fashion.

Now, It has been almost a year that I have not been able to hear. My cochlear implant device doesn't work anymore. It is 8 years old and I'm supposed to get a new one every 7-10 years.

My insurance's policy claimed that they would cover 90% and I would pay 10%. They declined my claim twice due to the fact that insurance don't view a cochlear implant device as a 'necessity'.  They prefer to cover hearing aids.  It's controversial because cochlear implant is like a "Porsche" version of hearing aids so there aren't enough sufficient resources to back it up or change 'laws' to support.

I've decided to make this GoFundMe to reach $10,000 goal to cover an entire set (devices, rechargable batteries, charger, and remote to diagnosis.)

I would be forever greateful to be able to hear again and get my identity back.

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Alexis Jameson Diaz 
Walnut Creek, CA
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