Recently, the 2016 Anders Tjellström Scholarship Award UK Ceremony was held in the town of Sutton Coldfield, just outside Birmingham, where winner Michael King was presented with his award.
Michael with Mayor of Walsall, Councillor Kath Phillips and The Mayor’s Consort, Maurice Phillips
Michael, who studies at the prestigious Goldsmith’s College, part of the University of London, plans to save his £6,000 scholarship award to help pay his rent in his third year of studies.
“Receiving this scholarship is such a wonderful boost after a difficult few years of struggling to study because of my hearing loss. A bit like receiving the Baha System itself, getting the scholarship makes life so much easier!”
Michael’s surgeon, Nick Turner of Walsall’s Manor Hospital, was with Michael on the night and was thrilled to see Michael receive the award. In his acceptance speech, Michael made a note of thanking Mr Turner and the medical team who have helped him on his journey.
“I’d also like to thank the medical team at the Manor Hospital, I really couldn’t have got to where I am today without all their help. I especially want to thank Nick Turner who has been there from the beginning which was probably about 17 years ago. Mr Turner has always ensured I get the best treatment which is more than I could’ve asked for – on top of this he has listened to my dreams and aspirations and always tried to help me achieve them – even when the outlook was bleak. I really couldn’t have asked for more and for that I can’t thank him enough.”
Nick Turner, Associate Medical Director and Consultant ENT Surgeon, Michael and Louise Fletcher, Audiologist
Read more about Michael and his award here.
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