Conner McKittrick, a 15 year old with Usher syndrome, speaks before Fund-A-Grant at our 2015 Hear See Hope auction for Usher syndrome research.
Hear See Hope’s video shown at the 2015 auction before fund-a-grant. It highlights all the amazing research being done at UW Medicine’s Eye Institute.
Connor and Dalton McKittrick are two brothers who are helping each other and learning to live with Usher syndrome.
Cole McKittrick has two brothers with Usher syndrome. He talks about why he wants to help find a cure.
This is a story of Lauren and how she helps her friend Conner in the fight against Usher Syndrome.
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 ambitions and there are only two things in his way — Usher Syndrome and the International Paralympic Committee’s failure to recognize deafblind speed skating as a sport. Kevin’s passion for the speed skating and his drive to succeed have rallied his community around him in support of his bid to get deafblind speed skating recognized as a Paralympic sport and to be one of the first to compete. Watch this video about him, and his efforts to live not just an ordinary life, but an extraordinary one! Visit his website at www.deafblindspeedskater.com for more about Kevin today!
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 to have his cochlear implants put in and gets to hear his parents voice for the first time.
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 able to hear sounds that he would not have been able to hear. Conner was diagnosed with Usher syndrome in 2004. His parents founded the Hear See Hope foundation to raise money for research to find a cure and to give support and hope to families impacted by Usher syndrome.
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 began doing research on Usher syndrome and all eye degenerative diseases. In this we found great hope that we could make a difference and that with funds there will be a cure for Usher syndrome in Conner’s lifetime. We discovered many very helpful and knowledgeable doctors and researchers that are doing all they can to find a cure for Usher syndrome.
We are a 501(c)3 not for profit organization in search of funds to sustain the fight against Usher syndrome. Please help us make a difference by supporting us in our fundraising efforts for preventing, treating and curing Usher syndrome.
Todd and Lane McKittrick
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 organization in search of funds to sustain the fight against Usher syndrome. Please help us make a difference by supporting us in our fundraising efforts for preventing, treating and curing Usher syndrome.