CCHAT Highlights

Staff

CCHAT Shaped Leah’s Career Path 16 Years Ago - and She Hasn’t Looked Back Since

Leah Lind has been a deaf and hard of hearing teacher for 16 years and was first introduced to CCHAT through her friend’s mother. She immediately fell in love with CCHAT.

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Staff

CCHAT Staff: Meredith Wright

Since 2013, Meredith has been working at the CCHAT Center as a teacher for the deaf and hard of hearing. She is a fantastic addition to our team and is an incredibly supportive teacher to all of our students.

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Staff

CCHAT Champion: Krista Rey

The CCHAT Champion award is given to an individual who demonstrates great advocacy and leadership on behalf of individuals with hearing loss. They strive to increase equal access for those in the community, while also serving as an inspiration for those navigating their own hearing loss journey.

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Volunteer

CCHAT Volunteers of the Year: Steve & Erika Fatula from McCoy Fatula, APC

This year, the CCHAT Volunteer of the Year award belongs to Erika and Steve Fatula from McCoy Fatula because of the significant support provided by Erika, Steve and his firm.

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Alumni

Finding Confidence & Helping Others: Dominique’s Story Of Growing Up Deaf

Dominique Smith grew up with hearing loss, but because of her amazing family and friends she sometimes forgot she even had to wear cochlear implants. Having a support group around helped her know that she had nothing to worry about when it came to her future or learning abilities. 

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Volunteer

Volunteering For CCHAT To Help Make A Difference: Mary Wudel

Working with children is very rewarding and Mary says that she enjoys working closely with the students at the CCHAT center.

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Student

The Story of Stella Bella: Growing Up Deaf

Before 2012, Stella’s parents knew nothing about hearing loss or had any experience with people who had hearing loss. And now she is in her last year at the CCHAT center in Sacramento, and her parents can’t believe that seven years went by so quickly.

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Staff

The Career Choice That Changed Her Life: Falling In Love With The CCHAT Center

With more than 20 years of experience working with children that use hearing aids and cochlear implants, Lisa McWilliams is the perfect choice for lead Speech Pathologist for the CCHAT Center.

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Student

Sahan Sugumaran

We welcomed our son into the world in February 2014. We were introduced to the world of hearing loss when Sahan didn't pass his initial hearing screening. Series of tests confirmed that he was born with severe to prdound bilateral hearing loss.

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Alumni

Bryce Dougherty

Bryce arrived four weeks early, but despite his prematurity, his doctor was amazed at how healthy he was. He had high APGAR scores, so the last thing we thought about was hearing loss.

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Student

Cruz Cordova

When we were told that our 9-day-old son, Cruz, suffered from bilateral sensorineural severe to profound hearing loss, it was difficult to process or even understand that our son was deaf.

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Student

Dylan White

Dylan White was born on July 4th, 2008. Dylan overcame many difficult challenges at birth.

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Alumni

Reagan Wilson

It wasn't until Reagan turned 3 that we found out she was moderately/severely deaf in both ears. We were shocked to receive this news as Reagan and her twin brother, Reid, both had passed their newborn hearing tests.

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Staff

Diane Durston

The best teachers are said to be those who can think outside the box. At the CCHAT Center, sometimes this means getting in the box...literally.

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