B's Shunt Life
Welcome to Team 'B's Shunt Life' Page!
It's that time of year again. Please join my team and WALK with us to End Hydrocephalus! As you all know by now (and for those that don't), this event is VERY near & dear to my heart as I walk on behalf of not only myself, but the many others that are living with hydrocephalus and the constant fear that their shunt could fail at any moment. 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 its consistent failures lead to multiple brain surgeries over a patient’s lifetime, in some cases 100 or more. This is unacceptable and this is WHY WE WALK. Please join my team, donate and help me reach myr 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.
Lastly, this year the association added several new locations. With that, came one closer to my home (good news #1) and even more exciting- ON MY BIRTHDAY (good news #2)!!! So, YES....i am adding extra pressure on you, to not only donate but to walk with me! It truly will mean the world to me to have you all by my side (along the ocean....another fine detail or good news #3)! :)
Thank you from the bottom of my heart! I could not make it through this every day, lifelong battle without you all!
With an abundance of love,
Brenna (aka B)