Deaf Christchurch teacher recovering

Last updated 05:00 01/03/2013
RECOVERING: Mairehau Primary School teacher Alice Woodcock.
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RECOVERING: Mairehau Primary School teacher Alice Woodcock.

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A Christchurch woman left unable to teach after going completely deaf is recovering from surgery to restore her hearing.

A massive fundraising effort was launched this month when Mairehau Primary School teacher Alice Woodcock, 34, had to find $40,000 to put towards a double cochlear implant operation before she could return to the job she loved.

One implant was publicly funded, but $40,000 was needed for the second.

The school has been inundated with donations since Woodcock's story first appeared in The Press and more than $43,000 has since been raised.

Woodcock said the operation went well but she had been a "little ill from it".

She has been suffering from vertigo, a common side effect, and could not walk without help.

Doctors want to wait until late March before turning the implants on, to give time for her head to heal.

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