Welcome to my HA WALK Page
Join me as I WALK to End Hydrocephalus in Baltimore on Sept 21! As you may know, I was diagnosed with hydrocephalus a few days after I was born. To date, I have had NINE brain surgeries and only five birthdays. That's more surgeries than birthdays for me! Hydrocephalus is a life altering, life threatening condition, caused by an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid, resulting in pressure on the brain. The most common treatment for this condition is brain surgery to implant a medical device called a shunt, which has a 50% failure rate in children within the first two years. A shunt is not a cure, as many patients endure multiple brain surgeries throughout their lifetime, some more than 100. Imagine life knowing that the next brain surgery lurks around the corner because your shunt could fail at any moment. No one should have to live like this. This is WHY I WALK and also why I need your support. Please donate and help me reach my goal. Your donation is greatly appreciated and will go far in helping us find a cure and improve the lives of people living with hydrocephalus.
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