Looking Back…Moving Forward: Persistence and Patience on the Road to a Cure

Shannon O'Connor with son, ReeceAs we continue our interview series commemorating our 30th anniversary, this week we sit down with one of the newest members of our Board of Directors, Shannon O’Connor. Shannon joined the Board this past January. She is a Behavioral Medicine/Health Psychologist. In this capacity, she evaluates, diagnoses, and treats individuals with acute or chronic medical conditions and co-morbid psychological disorders. She recently completed a 3 year National Institutes of Health (NIH) supplemental grant in behavioral health research. Shannon is also a mother to son, Reece, who has hydrocephalus and was shunted at 3 months old. Shannon sits down with Amanda Garzon, our Communications and Marketing Manager, to share her thoughts on the Hydrocephalus Association and words of wisdom for other parents of children with hydrocephalus. (more…)