• Photo of BriannaBrianna loves animals and wants to be a veterinarian one day.

  • Brianna loves playing the piano and the guitar.

  • Brianna thrives on stage and has participated in several school productions, theatre camps and dance recitals.
  • Brianna is also exploring her interest in sports, and has received awards in basketball and baseball.
  • Brianna recently met with her Senator to explain how special and important The Children's Cochlear Implant Center at UNC has been in her life.
  • Brianna was born with a profound hearing loss. She started in our preschool at age 3 and received her first cochlear implant soon after. Now, at age 11 Brianna is fully mainstreamed with her typical hearing peers!

"When I found out my daughter was deaf, I was devastated. My heart was broken thinking she would never hear me say the words 'I love you.' With the help and training from the amazing staff, not only does Brianna hear those three words, but so do I."
- Stephanie, Brianna’s mom