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Joy as toddler hears for first time


Joy as toddler hears for first time

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A MOTHER AND FATHER’S DREAM of hearing their child speak became a reality over the past seven months.

In May, three-year-old Jdae Prescott made headlines when she had a cochlear implant (CI) affixed to her inner ear, during a surgical procedure, the first of its kind in the Caribbean.

The surgery, at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH), made it possible for the toddler to hear for the first time.

Her parents, Janelle Prescott and Damian Griffith, were delighted about their daughter being a part of history because it meant that she was finally hearing their voices. (AH)

Please read the full story in today’s Midweek Nation, or in the eNATION edition.