brain surgery in children
Shelby Thompson, Miss Tennessee 2013, and Darby Schumacher, Miss Metropolitian 2014 and competing for the Miss Tennessee crown, take time out from the pageant to make one little girl with hydrocephalus feel like a princess.
Ivon Montano educated her community about hydrocephalus and held a fundraiser to benefit the Hydrocephalus Association’s educational and support services and research studies, all in the name of her little cousin. HA thanks Ivon for helping raise awareness and for making a positive impact in her community.
In a study published in the journal Brain, researchers find that the infusion of a naturally occurring protein can prevent the development of hydrocephalus after an intraventricular hemorrhage. The results show great promise in the work to develop a preventive therapy for the development of hydrocephalus, particularly in one of our most fragile populations, premature infants.