MaryAnne's Christmas CD is Now Available (Download Only)
100% of all sales benefit THE EAR FOUNDATION!
Including 5 Songs!
Carol of the Bells (sample)
Silent Night (sample)
O Holy Night (sample)
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (sample)
Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence (sample)
Welcome to my website. Although I cannot describe the story firsthand, the complications at my birth indicate what I believe to be the most significant and life changing thing in my life. Born with several health conditions, it was not until I was two, that my parents discovered I had a severe hearing loss.
Within a month after discovering my loss, I was fitted for hearing aids. At the age of two I was enrolled in a program at the Arizona State School for the Deaf and Blind. Sign language and lip reading had been a reliable source of communication I knew I could trust, and through several years of speech therapy, I began to speak at a normal child’s rate. Although most of life I found myself wishing I didn’t have a hearing disability, I could not imagine a world without sound. I am so grateful and humbled by my hearing aids because I know what it means to be different and I hope to inspire others around me. Music has always been a big part of my life, and expresses what can’t be said.
The EAR Foundation of Arizona, is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization dedicated to many programs and efforts to raise awareness of those with a hearing loss, research, and provide the best possible outcomes for persons with hearing loss. The EAR foundation, through their generosity have provided grants for hearing aids for both my brother, who is also hearing impaired, and me. Through this, we have been blessed with so many opportunities!
This year, through my Christmas album, I want to give back. All donations made will be going directly to the EAR foundation, to further benefit people of all ages like my brother and I, who are hearing impaired.
If you are able or interested to help with a donation, we thank you so much for your generosity! If you are not able to give a donation at this time, thank you for your support.
God bless you, and thank you! Merry Christmas!