For two months, Jamie-Lee Lewis has barely been able to wipe the smile off her face.
And the simple cause is one the vast majority of us barely realise exists.
For 24 years the Queensland water polo champion - diagnosed profoundly deaf aged just one - has existed in silence anywhere near the water. Jamie-Lee Lewis in competition.
Jamie-Lee Lewis in competition.
Her $25,000 Cochlear implant, which hears for her in all other aspects of her everyday life, could not go the one place she loves (...)