My name is Luca D’Ambrosio and I am 11 years old. I was born with hearing loss and didn’t get my cochlear implant until I was almost 3 years old.
Professor Gibson put my cochlear [implant] in. My mum and dad say that he is our hero because I couldn’t hear much or speak much before I had my cochlear implant surgery.
Two and a half years ago I changed schools and I have been working really hard together with my school teachers, Anne-Marie my audiologist from RIDBC and my therapist Olivia.Luca receives his award
Some days are extremely hard as I get really tired, but I push myself to keep going because I want to work for Marvel studios and be an actor in the future.
On the 9th of December 2019 I was selected to receive the IB PYP award (International Baccalaureate, primary years programme) at my school end of the year celebration night. I was pretty nervous to stand up in front of the huge crowd, but it felt amazing and all the effort was worth it.”