Welcome to my WALK TO END HYDROCEPHALUS Page
In case you didn't know it, my nephew Jacob has hydrocephalus. Jacob was born at 28 weeks. When he was 3 weeks old, he acquired acquired bacterial meningitis and suffered a brain bleed. The blood in his head clogged up the channels within the brain that lets cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) flow and drain, which led to Jacob's hydrocephalus.
To control the extra fluid causing pressure on his brain, he had a device called a shunt implanted. He subsequently has had 2 more brain surgeries because different parts of the shunt kept malfunctioning. My nephew JACOB HAS HAD 3 BRAIN SURGERIES (the initial shunt placement and 2 shunt failures). HE IS JUST THREE YEARS OLD!
A shunt is not a cure, as many patients endure multiple brain surgeries throughout their lifetime, some more than 100. But at this time, a shunt is the best option currently available as a treatment for hydrocephalus.This is WHY WE WALK and also why we need your support. Please 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.
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