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Holly McDonell is living proof of the difference science can make. The 24-year-old has just graduated with first class honours in law but two decades ago she was the world's first Cochlear implant recipient.
As she celebrated the 20-year anniversary of the breakthrough Aussie invention with the surgeon who made it possible, Ms McDonell reflected on the implant that transformed her world.
"Without the implant I am completely deaf but with it I can hear just as well as everyone else," she said.
This is a technology that is unlocking doors in such an astonishing way. This is the sort of story that fuels parental ambition and that Tom will spend his teenage years wishing his dad had never seen.