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Hunter Statham is only Sanger Unified athlete with a cochlear implant, who is now going to play water polo for WAMS with her specialized head gear. (Photo by Stephani Anderson)

Deaf athlete, Hunter Statham, determined to play WAMS water polo

By Stephani Anderson Meet Hunter Statham, a deaf athlete on the girls water polo team at Washington Academic Middle School (WAMS).  Hunter is an 11-year-old sixth grader who is completely deaf without cochlear implants—a medical device that replaces the function of the damaged inner ear.  Unlike hearing aids, which make sounds louder, cochlear implants do…

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CherylSenn
Cheryl Senn is a freelance writer and photographer who has lived in the community of Sanger for more than 20 years. She is the mother of two daughters, Althea and Xena. Cheryl volunteers her time, in the community, in a variety of ways. She has been a Parent Teacher Association (PTA) leader for more than 15 years. In addition to PTA, Cheryl is a board member for the Sanger Community Task Force, Sanger Woman’s Club, HOPE Sanger, and a Fresno County 4H Project Leader. Cheryl’s goal is to help people see why Sanger is a great community to live in.