January 2021 Hear See Hope Update

Happy New Year. We hope you and your families and friends are staying safe and healthy during these uncertain times. What a roller coaster we’ve all been on.

Due to COVID, we have been spending time with our kids – thankful for the opportunity to have all six of us home together. So, we’ve been off the grid for awhile.

During this time, however, we reflect on all that we’ve been able to accomplish since we started Hear See Hope in 2004, because of all of you. There is much to be hopeful for in terms of research.

We are looking forward to when we can be together in person again! In 2018, Todd and other board members reached the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro. We have video footage of that trip we want to share. We’ve also been keeping up to date with all the recent advances in Usher syndrome research and have more hope than ever. We can’t wait to share these research updates in person.

But, more importantly we are looking forward to getting together in person to just be together – to celebrate where we’ve come, where we are now, and where we will go.

Conner is graduating from Rochester Institute of Technology this May. He’s majoring in Political Science with a minor in Philosophy. We don’t yet know what the future holds for him yet but we are beyond proud. In 2004, when we started Hear See Hope, he was just five years old and now he’s graduating college. And, Dalton is now a middle schooler. It’s hard to believe.

We wouldn’t be this close to a cure without your past and current support. So, thank you!

Stay well and safe and we hope to see you all soon. We’ll stay in touch.

Todd and Lane McKittrick

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