Esperance author Kelsey Browning transforms daughter’s experience into Our Little Sister Lotte and Her Special Ears book

All ears: Local nurse Kelsey Browning ready her self-published children's book "Our Little Sister Lotte and Her Special Ears" to a group of young students. The book teaches children about deafness and acceptance. Photo: Supplied.

All ears: Local nurse Kelsey Browning ready her self-published children's book "Our Little Sister Lotte and Her Special Ears" to a group of young students. The book teaches children about deafness and acceptance. Photo: Supplied.

A local mother transformed her daughter’s journey from deafness to hearing into a self-published children’s book about difference and acceptance. Esperance Hospital registered nurse Kelsey Browning wrote Our Little Sister Lotte and Her Special Ears to educate children about deafness and cochlear implants. Ms Browning said she wasn’t out to make a profit but any funds would benefit her daughter’s future, including ongoing therapies, travel expenses and equipment. “My book has been driven solely by love and willingness to help spread awareness and to create understanding for my beautiful little girl. Her language, listening and communication skills are developing and improving everyday and apart from needing two cochlear implants to help her hear, she is the same as any other healthy 18-month-old child. I wanted the generation of children growing up around Lotte and her two older sisters to be aware and educated on these qualities,” she said. For more information follow @threedandelionw on Instagram or email threedandelionw@gmail.com