The Kids Can't Thank You Enough
Families turn to Mass. Eye and Ear in times of need. Here they find compassionate care from physicians, who also work tirelessly to develop new treatments and find cures for children with diseases and conditions that affect their sight, hearing, speech, breathing, even their ability to smile.
Thanks to the leadership of Chairman Wyc Grousbeck, Mass. Eye and Ear successfully launched the Curing Kids Fund in 2010. Your gifts seed new reearch and fun innovative advancements in care.
In just three years, proceeds from this fund have:
- Advanced 14 exciting new initiatives in vision and hearing research.
- Given dozens of children-in-need the simple, but life-changing gift of eyeglasses and hearing aids.
- Supported more than 100 life-saving reconstructive airway and ear surgeries for children at home and around the world.
- Established a Mass. Eye and Ear Curing Kids Endowment, to help ensure transformative research and care for years to come.
There’s still more to do. Much more.
- One cochlear implant surgery costs upwards of $40,000, but it is a gift that changes the trajectory of a child’s development.
- A Boston KPro (prosthetic cornea) can cost more than $30,000, but it is a gift that literally gives a blind child sight.
- Facial nerve surgery and the physical therapy that follows can cost $60,000, but what price would you put on a child’s ability to smile?
We hope, someday, to put ourselves out of business. But until that day when we’ve cured the diseases that rob children of their senses and their ability to fully experience life, the Curing Kids Fund will be here to help.