Love Island’s Tasha Ghouri Plans To Donate Half The Winnings To A Charity For Deaf Children
This is so sweet!
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Love Island’s first deaf contestant Tasha Ghouri has brought another first to the show by promising to split her winnings with The National Deaf Children’s Society if she was to make it to the final.
Speaking to the MailOnline, Tasha said, “If I did win Love Island my plan is to give 50 per cent of it away to The National Deaf Children’s Society, I have raised money for charities before and it’s something I love to do and to give back.”
Tasha’s parents learned she was deaf when she was 12-months-old and had a cochlear implant fitted when she was five-years-old.
She told MailOnline, “I had hearing aids until I was five, but hearing aids did not benefit me whatsoever. The cochlear implant is surgically done and it’s much more advanced than a hearing aid. Growing up I had to overcome a lot of obstacles, I’ve had speech therapy, a lot of hearing rehab but overcoming those obstacles has made me who I am today.”
Tasha is being praised online for her representation of the deaf community on the show with Twitter users showing their support for the Islander.
— SuMu⛈ (@sumuhardy) June 6, 2022
— wade moffat (@WadeMoffat) June 6, 2022
Everyone being so supportive of Tasha being deaf makes my heart so full social situations can be so stressful with a hearing impairment #LoveIsland
— em x (@emiilyritchie) June 6, 2022
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