Mia Basma will be celebrating her sixth birthday on Saturday (July 4th) by completing the sponsored bike ride she has taken on to raise money for Auditory Verbal UK.

Mia was born profoundly deaf and had cochlear implant operation just before she was a year old. Six months later she met her favourite therapist Noel  at Auditory Verbal UK for the first time and together with her family attended the family centred coaching programme which teaches deaf babies and young children to listen, speak and be able to achieve on a par with hearing children.

Mia graduated from AVUK at the beginning of 2019 with speech and language appropriate for other four-year-old children which is why she decided to take on this fundraising challenge.

But why not let Mia tell you in her own words why?

Mia's sponsored bike ride

You can read more about Mia and her family's journey 

Mia's story

And you can also sponsor her Sponsor Mia