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Classical Hands for a Cure

  What: A classical piano concert benefitting Usher Syndrome. When: April 13, 2017 Where: Morganton, NC For more information or to donate, please visit this page.  
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Sensation 2017

Thursday, May 11, 2017 5:30-9:00 p.m. Save the date and join us for our next Sensational Dining in the Dark experience. Renown Seattle Chef Tom Douglas once again will host Sensation, an evening featuring a five-course wine-paired meal.…
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2018: Kilimanjaro Climb for Usher Syndrome

Hear See Hope founder Todd McKittrick, his son Conner McKittrick, and doctors and staff from the UW Medicine Eye Institute, will climb Mt. Kilimanjaro in 2018 to raise funds and awareness for Usher Syndrome. We are in the planning stages and…
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UW Medicine Eye Institute and the Hear See Hope Foundation

Restoring Vision Loss Caused by Usher Syndrome It is estimated that between 30,000 and 50,000 people in the United States suffer from Usher syndrome, a genetic disorder that causes deafness and blindness. Children with Usher syndrome…
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Walking the Camino de Santiago for Usher Syndrome Research

Walking on the Camino de Santiago is a spiritual journey.  But for my wife and I, our pilgrimage will have the added dimension of Walking for a Cure. We will be walking for a cure to Usher Syndrome. Every step we take on this journey will…
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Learning to Live with Usher Syndrome

Connor and Dalton McKittrick are two brothers who are helping each other and learning to live with Usher syndrome.
Lauren's Quest
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Lauren's Quest

This is a story of Lauren and how she helps her friend Conner in the fight against Usher Syndrome.
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Canadian Speed Skater Kevin Frost

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-q8t1FsI8f0[/youtube] At Hear See Hope, we love to see extraordinary stories about those living with Usher’s syndrome. Meet Canadian speed skater Kevin Frost, who is one of those stories! Kevin has Olympic…
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Family Affected by Usher Syndrome

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOlwMsxXbzg[/youtube] The McKittrick family has not one, but two children that are affected by Usher syndrome. Watch this touching story of Dalton, the McKittricks youngest son, as he undergoes surgery…
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Lauren Shoemaker

Lauren Shoemaker is an inspiration. She is one of Hear See Hope’s most committed supporters, and she’s only 12. Not only has Lauren been a great friend to our children and our entire family but she done so much to increase awareness of Usher…
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Introduction to Hear See Hope 2005

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0wGntxRQEo[/youtube] Conner's family found out he was deaf at a very early age and were able to take steps to help their son through this difficult process. Through an early cochlear implant Conner was…
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The Dunning Story

Bella was born profoundly deaf, which was an extremely difficult experience. We were fortunate to have access to some of the best and most caring professionals in the world in the Boston area.  Bella began signing at 8 months of age, earlier…
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The McKittrick Story

When Conner was 10 months old we found out he was profoundly deaf. At 13 months of age, he received a cochlear implant and because of this, he was able to attend a mainstream school and lives a life with little impairment. His speech and language…
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The Rush Story

Hello. It was nice coming upon your web site. I myself have Ushers and so does my sister. I was born with hearing loss. I remember being fitted with hearing aids. I used to say to myself that I am blessed to have my eyes. Little did I know why…
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2008/2009 Grants Funded

Vestibular Testing $40,000 Development of Cell-Based Therapies for Usher syndrome $52,000 Building a Foundation for Clinical Trials in Usher syndrome $60,000 Visual Field Modeling, Analysis, and Development of Outcome…
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Development of Improved Visual Field Testing

Development of Improved Visual Field Testing as an Outcome Measure for Treatment Trials in Usher Syndrome (funded January 2007) Grant Summary Usher syndrome is a genetic condition causing both hearing loss and vision loss, and is the most…
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Development of Methods of Usher Syndrome Gene Therapy

Development of Methods of Usher Syndrome Gene Therapy (funded January 2007) Grant Summary Usher syndrome is the commonest inherited cause of combined blindness and deafness.  The progressive vision loss is currently untreatable, although…
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Population Genetic Studies of Usher Syndrome

Pilot Project of Population Genetic Studies of Usher Syndrome (funded January 2006) Grant Summary: The research is being conducted at the Oregon School of the Deaf in Salem, Oregon by Dr. William Kimberling from Boystown University. The goal…
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More Hope than Ever!

Breaking research news – Gene Therapy provides vision to nearly blind young adults” Three young adults with virtually no vision can now read several lines on an eye chart and see better in dimly lit settings thanks to an innovative gene…
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Hear See Hope Foundation

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tei05U_lWUw&feature=plcp[/youtube] The idea to start the Hear See Hope foundation started in August 2004 when our oldest son, Conner (then 5) was diagnosed with Usher syndrome Type 1. We immediately…
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There Will Be A Day

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_XusGiecPU[/youtube] There have been significant breakthroughs in Usher syndrome research in the last few years and there is more hope than ever that a cure is in sight.We are a 501(c)3 not for profit…