Welcome to COMMIT Goes HAM Maryland Team Page
Why do we DANCE?
Please join our team and DANCE with us to show support for #nomorebs. This event is very dear to our hearts as we are dancing on behalf of our loved ones who are living with Hydrocephalus and the constant fear that the shunt they have in place could fail at any moment.
- When: October 8th
- Time: 3pm (edt) for check-in
- Where: National Mall; Washington, District of Columbia 20565
- Entry: Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to register for the team. In the subject line put "DC Walk for Hydro".
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. This condition is not exclusive to infants or children, adults can be diagnosed with this condition from minor trauma to the brain and/or skull. That means that any one of us could wake up tomorrow and have a doctor tell us that we have Hydrocephalus and will need surgery to help with the symptoms.
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. Brain surgery and a shunt is not a cure as it’s 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 DANCE for NO MORE BS; NO MORE BRAIN SURGERIES.
Please join our team or a local team in your area, 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.
Have a donation you'd like to mail in? Click on the link to print the offline donation form and mail to: Hydrocephalus Association- Data Entry Div, 9249 S. Broadway, #200-845, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
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