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Let’s Cure Tinnitus and Hyperacusis

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Raised by 190 people in 4 months
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Having Tinnitus and/or Hyperacusis can completely devastate a person’s life, and yet, it’s not really talked about all that much. You could say it’s a hidden illness but that would be an understatement, so I want to help change this. There have been far too many tragic suicides that have gone unnoticed in the public eye and this simply cannot continue. 

Danny Boy selflessly dedicated a lot of his time to helping others with this awful affliction; he was a true inspiration to many and an esteemed member of Tinnitus Talk. Sadly, in his case, he developed more problems because of his tinnitus and this had a dramatic impact on his quality of life. However, his cause of death at this present moment is still unknown. He was only 27 and left behind a young daughter, so I cannot express how saddening and tragic this is.

I am pleading with you all to make a donation towards Tinnitus Research, today, and to help make the breakthrough we need. No one should have to suffer like this. All donors will be involved in a democratic process to decide who the beneficiary of our fund will be. More details can be found here, from David Stockdale, the CEO of the BTA:

https://www.tinnitustalk.com/posts/355246/

A message from Daniel’s family:

Daniel was an intelligent, humorous and caring person. He was passionate about helping sufferers of Tinnitus whilst suffering with it himself. He spent hours online researching possible solutions and was adamant there would be a cure for Tinnitus one day. Daniel was an inspirational young man who motivated a lot of people to follow their dreams. Daniel will be truly missed by many. Danny, we love you.

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Daniel’s mother Tara, his cousin Jess, his sister Jenna, and Daniel.


RIP Danny. You’ll never be forgotten.

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We have decided to stop the donations a little early as we have reached a brilliant milestone of £5,110. Now that the grant has been updated on the BTA’s website, we feel that it should be fixed at this amount so that it can remain unchanged in all future articles and correspondences.

Our efforts will now be focused on creating a new campaign, so if you would still like to donate, it’s best that your money goes there.

At this point we would like to thank all of you for donating to this campaign and for making it a success. Without your generosity, we would not have achieved all that we have.

We did this for you, Danny Boy. You will never be forgotten, and your name will live on in the research we create. RIP.
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A call has been created to find a suitable candidate for our research. You can find out more by following this link:

https://www.tinnitus.org.uk/blog/daniel-ballinger-memorial-fund

Donations are welcome until December 31st, so there’s still a chance to get involved with this movement. Please help spread the word.

We would also like to thank everyone who has donated and/or helped out with this campaign so far. Without you, none of this would have been possible.

This is our chance to shake things up in the tinnitus world.
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The voting has concluded, and it’s been decided that the money will be used to fund the research of a postgraduate student who is looking to study tinnitus and/or hyperacusis. By taking this route, we believe that our money will go a lot further and it should also bring more awareness to the cause.

There will be a further update once we have more details on how we decide to implement this plan. However, we want donors to be involved in the process of choosing who will ultimately receive the money.

Our goal is to inspire new scientists and bring fresh eyes to the problem.
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I’m resending this update because the link in the initial email didn’t work.

We are now voting on who should receive Danny’s fund. To take part in this process please go here:

https://www.tinnitustalk.com/threads/the-vote-to-decide-who-the-beneficiary-to-danny-boys-fund-should-be.31200/

Eddie
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£5,110 of £10,000 goal

Raised by 190 people in 4 months
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