BrainScope Company, Inc, a Bethesda, MD based company has been granted research funds to investigate TBI by the Pentagon. The hope is that they will be able to create innovative new technologies and treatments for rapid response in cases of TBI and TBI related injuries including hydrocephalus.
The recent Chicago, IL WALK was featured in a recent online edition of the world famous Chicago Sun-Times.
The timesfreepress.com, a local news outlet features the story of Chara McLaughlin and Emma, her three year old daughter living with hydrocephalus and how they hope to make a differenc in the upcoming Chatanooga, TN WALK on October 27th.
Mandy Houston writes an article explaining National Hydrocephalus Awareness Month.
The Dekalb T/J tells the story of the Garrett family who’s newborn daughter was diagnosed with both hydrocephalus and hydroencephaly. They are struggling to make ends meet so friends, family and community are coming together to help them meet the demands of medical costs in a fundraiser.
thisiskent.com, a UK based online news source featured the story of Jon Clark, a 45 year old cancer survivor with Spina Bifida who doesn’t let these conditions get in the way of his life.
The Pediatric Hydrocephalus Foundation (PHF) announced on their website that two new members from Rhode Island have joined the Hydrocephalus Caucus.
In 2001, at 20 months old, Skylar Jacobson was diagnosed with a brain tumor and resulting hydrocephalus. Skylar will be honored as the Iowa Children’s Hospital’s “Kid Captain” this Saturday and her story appears in hawkeysports.com.
It’s that time of the year - back to school time! Most kids around the country will have returned to school this past Tuesday, September 4th, if they have not already. This can be an exciting yet stressful time for parents and kids alike. While kids may be worried about facing the academic rigors of the school year, reestablishing their friendships, and…well..having to wake up early again, parents confront concerns about new teachers interacting with their child, and the school understanding the challenges of hydrocephalus and providing the proper support for success.
by Jennifer Bechard, Support Group Liaison
This September, the Hydrocephalus Association (HA) invites you to celebrate and honor the estimated one million Americans touched by hydrocephalus. As a community, we can do this by raising awareness about hydrocephalus either in our own circles or to the larger networks of which we are a part. This month is also a great time for us to challenge ourselves to find new ways to get involved in raising awareness and in advocacy activities. Read more