12th grader Eliza Peters of Geneva, IL had lost most of her hearing by the time she was five. On the basketball court or the dance floor, super athlete Eliza was able to hear the cheers with the help of her hearing aids and now she and her mentor, ESPN’s Sarah Spain are helping other children to do the same.
In 2013 and in partnership with the Chicago Hearing Society (CHS), Sarah and Eliza founded “Hear The Cheers”. “Hear The Cheers” has raised over $130,000 over the past six years! This generous support has furnished over 65 student-athletes around Chicago with hearing aids and associated equipment enabling them to “Hear The Cheers”. Even with this wonderful support, there are still children on the waiting list to receive assistance — with your help, we can serve them!