I received this email from Lissi Alcivar
I was wondering if you could help me get the word out to my fellow BTA members about my nephew. My nephew, DJ, is 4 years old and has Microtia. Microtia is a congenital deformity where the pinna (external ear) is underdeveloped. Microtia occurs in 1 out of about 8,000–10,000 births and affects hearing. DJ attends the New York School for the Deaf and wears a BAHA hearing aid to help him hear a little clearer. We have started fundraising to gather funds to help pay for his surgeries since his insurance does not cover them.
I have attached a flyer with more information. I am also selling chocolate to help my sister's efforts.
Let me know if you have any questions.
Thanks so much for your time.