Carmen's Angel Fund
Welcome to Our Team Page!
Quick update 09/15/19: Thanks to the generosity of our early donors we were over 75% of the way to our initial $1,500 goal. We have decided to raise our goal to $2,500! I believe this is reachable. Please help us spread the word so that we can blow away this new goal!
Our 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 from 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!
Please join our team and WALK with us to End Hydrocephalus! This event is very dear to our hearts as we are walking on behalf of our loved ones who 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 our team, donate and help us reach our 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.
Brian and Melissa Bice