Welcome to my HA WALK Page
Thanks to generous donors, I have achieved my initial personal goal of raising $500. I have set a new goal for myself. I have raised my personal goal to $1,000! Please spread the word and help me achieve this new goal! Thank you!
My daughter Carmen was born with Hydrocephalus. A few days after she was born, Carmen had a shunt implanted in her head to help alleviate the pressure off the brain. It worked great for 7-1/2 years. During that time, she only had 1 additional surgery to fix an issue with the shunt. However, it was a shunt failure that led to her passing away earlier this year. Not all kids and adults are as lucky as Carmen was. Many have multiple brain surgeries to fix shunt related issues.
This is the first fundraising event for Carmen's Angel Fund. We hope that you will help us to raise money for the Hydrocephalus Association so that they can continue to research and work to find a cure for this condition. We invite you to join our team and walk with us in Fresno. If you cannot make it and want to donate, select any of the team members from the roster and make a donation. If you wish to help with the fund raising, you can always join the walk as a virtual participant and raise money under your name for this worthwhile cause!
Join me as I WALK to End Hydrocephalus! As you may know, 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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