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Register now for JLCIF’s free virtual International Cochlear Implant Day party!

Come together with fellow CI users to celebrate this special day. It will be a fun and festive event and a chance to meet other CI recipients from around the world.

This event is open to CI users and their families/friends (all technology brands are welcome!).

Click the link for full details and to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/823709085047?aff=oddtdtcreator

Share and invite your CI friends!

Ready to spread holiday cheer and make a meaningful impact? 
Get your tickets now*. Your presence and contribution can change lives. Let’s light up the season together! 
 
*Your ticket price includes the replay of the event, so even if you can’t join us live, you can watch the event.

3 Reasons to Join Us

  1. Holiday Joy & Giving: Jumpstart your festivities with a heartwarming virtual event filled with the joy of giving, dazzling inspiration, and lively holiday tunes. 
  2. Festive Fun for Everyone: Whether you’re dealing with hearing loss, have cochlear implants, or have normal hearing, this celebration is for all. Grab your favorite cocktail, don festive attire, and let’s celebrate together! 
  3. Inspiring Speakers: Be inspired by incredible individuals who’ve broken barriers and made a significant impact:
    • Katie Petruzziello: An award-winning author and advocate dedicated to inclusive books for deaf and hard-of-hearing children, and mom of a cochlear implant recipient.
    • Dr. Chad Ruffin: A pioneering surgeon and hearing scientist, the first surgeon with severe hearing loss to use cochlear implants. Join him for a VIP “Ask Me Anything” Zoom session!
    • Professor Jim Patrick: A world authority on cochlear implants, join him for a VIP Zoom session!

We are beyond excited to announce that Lou Ferrigno, is going to be part of our Dec 3 JLCIF fundraiser event!!

Did you know that Lou Ferrigno, aka the original Incredible Hulk, started lifting weights in order to defend himself from bullies?

Lou lost about 75-80% of his hearing at the age of 3 due to an ear infection, and at the age of 4 was fitted with his first hearing aids. He was bullied for his visible body-worn hearing aid and not being able to speak clearly.

Lou is a recent cochlear implant recipient and it has changed his life in multiple ways. His story is one of sheer perseverance.

Come join us!

Additional special guests to be announced soon!

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE: https://givebutter.com/HAXUCF

* 100% of the proceeds go towards helping uninsured and underinsured cochlear implant recipients in the U.S. with their ongoing external sound processor equipment costs so that they can remain part of the hearing world. A person’s ability to hear shouldn’t depend on their ability to pay.

SAVE THE DATE for International Cochlear Implant Day 2022!

JLCIF Founder and Executive Director will be interviewing a series of inspiring people during this week-long celebration!

* 100% of the proceeds go towards helping uninsured and underinsured cochlear implant recipients in the U.S. with their ongoing external sound processor equipment costs so that they can remain part of the hearing world. A person’s ability to hear shouldn’t depend on their ability to pay.

SAVE THE DATE for what will be the most festive and inspiring holiday event of the season!😊
 
The  Joyful Life Cochlear Implant Fund was founded during the pandemic to ensure cochlear implant recipients didn’t go without sound.
 
Many people don’t know that CI’s require regular upkeep of the external part. Similar to a smartphone, the sound processor needs to repaired, replaced, and upgraded throughout the course of our lives.
 
A simple $250 can stand between someone having hearing or not.
 
We have a wonderful program lined up! Board member, Michael Noble, will serve as our emcee with musical talent, Madison Merry, entertaining us with holiday songs.
 
Our guest speaker, Jodi Michelle Cutler, is a powerhouse who will no doubt inspire you and remind you that anything is possible, no matter how long it takes.
 
Jodi is the mom of a cochlear implant recipient as well as an author whose book, which she co-wrote with her father 15 years ago, is currently being made into a movie called Rally Caps. 
 
Book your tickets here:  https://givebutter.com/3B9dFx

Join JLCIF on Saturday, Feb 20th to celebrate International Cochlear Implant Day! 

This event will be part fundraiser and part a celebration of this life-changing technology.

For full details and to purchase your ticket, click this link: 

https://givebutter.com/UACQO0

*this event will be captioned*

JLCIF will be hosting our first fundraiser event, featuring our very special guest speaker, Jim Patrick.
Jim was a member of the original Cochlear Implant Research Team (1975 – 1981) at the University of Melbourne, Australia, which invented the world’s first multichannel cochlear implant.
Jim went on to dedicate his entire career to furthering advances in cochlear implant technology, bringing improved hearing to hundreds of thousands of adults & children around the world.
Jim will be joining us live from Sydney, Australia where he will share how they were able to accomplish such a seemingly impossible feat.
 
There will also be time for attendees to ask Jim questions.
 
John Garland will be our MC and musical guest.🎤
 
* this event will be captioned*