Teens Take Charge
The Hydrocephalus Association (HA) is pleased and honored to announce our 2016 Hydrocephalus Association Teens Take Charge Scholarship Recipients.
I rarely spoke a word during my first year in college. I was so anxious. It seemed like everything that could go wrong, definitely did…Madeleine continues her blog series.
TTC Blogger Madeleine Darowiche shares her insights about the challenge of accepting yourself and where you are today, in order to grow tomorrow.
Teens Take Charge Mentor Task Force Member, Madeleine Darowiche, shares the highlights and challenges of her first year away from home at college.
TTC Member Megan Rivkin challenges young people to get involved in advocating and fundraising to increase research efforts and public awareness of hydrocephalus.
In this webinar, attendees will learn how to educate others about their condition, receiving tips and practical ways to share their story. They will also learn how to take charge and advocate for themselves and the condition.
As a young adult, does my voice count? Can I make a difference in the hydrocephalus community? Listen to our latest webinar recording for youth to learn how.
Upon completing her first semester at college, TTC Blogger, Madeleine, shares advice about strategies that helped her have a positive college experience.
Ever thought of talking with your local, state or national government representatives about hydrocephalus but you were afraid to start the conversation, didn’t know how, or thought you were too young? Our upcoming webinar is for you!
There is no guide on how to build the perfect relationship or how to be the perfect boyfriend or girlfriend. I have written a list which includes the five rules that I believe are the best pieces of advice I can give to other teenagers when it comes to dating.
In her October Teens Take Charge Blog, Madeleine Darowiche shares about a leadership retreat she attended and the lessons in courage and teamwork she learned.
In her monthly Teens Take Charge blog, Madeleine Darowiche shares her experience of starting college and offers some tips for making this transition smoother.
This past May, I was able to walk in the Lamb Derby in Willows, CA. You can read the history about theparade below. My hometown is Willows, CA. The weather was perfect on the day of the parade and everyone was enthusiastic about walking for the Hydrocephalus Association (HA) and Teens Take Charge (TTC) program. […]
The Hydrocephalus Association 13th National Conference on Hydrocephalus will be July 9-11, 2014, in Portland, OR. Madeliene Darowiche from our Teens Take Charge Advisory Council shares why it’s a MUST ATTEND EVENT for members of the hydrocephalus community. We hope to see you there!
Congratulations to our 2013 Hydrocephalus Association Teens Take Charge (TTC) Scholarship Recipients! Our TTC scholarship program is made possible through the generous support of the Medtronic Foundation.
Wyatt Barris, Hydrocephalus Association Teens Take Charge Advisory Council member, spreads awareness of hydrocephalus in his annual hometown parade, the Willows Lamb Derby, in Willows, CA.
Teens Take Charge Advisory Council member, Wyatt Barris, speaks out about living with hydrocephalus and being an advocate for the condition.
I am amazed at how hydrocephalus has changed my life…but I would not change it. Here is my story. Within weeks of my birth the doctor expressed concerns about the amount of growth of my head. My parents were referred to a neurologist who diagnosed me with communicating hydrocephalus
From fundraisers, awareness and advocacy events to sharing personal stories and experiences on our website and social media networks, teens and young adults across the country are banning together to create a network of support for each other. Madeleine Darowiche shares how Teens Take Charge has benefited her life.
By: Madeleine Daraowiche Hi, my name is Madeleine. I am 17 years old and will be a junior in high school. I have had hydrocephalus since before I was born. I was diagnosed in utero, and had my first shunt placed when I was 15 days old. Since then, I have had six shunt revisions. […]
By: Abby Wood Hi! My name is Abby. I turned 12 years old at the end of August and this is a snapshot of my life. I was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico. When I was born, I was very sluggish and tired. My parents found out that I had hydrocephalus a few weeks later […]
Famed football coach Vince Lombardi once said that “My teams have never lost a football game. They just occasionally run out of time to win it.” Here at Hydrocephalus Association, we know first-hand just how time is of the essence. Each day, more children and adults are diagnosed with hydrocephalus. And, those previously diagnosed with hydrocephalus […]
Our biennial hydrocephalus conference is one of the traditional cornerstones of the Hydrocephalus Association’s commitment to meeting the far ranging needs of our community. This year, from June 27th through July 1st, the HA invites you to join us in Bethesda, MD at our the 12th National Conference on Hydrocephalus. Education, education, education… Hydrocephalus is […]
By: Madison Pardi Hi, my name is Madison and I am 14 years old and a freshman in high school. I was diagnosed with hydrocephalus when I was 10 weeks old. I have had 5 surgeries and my last shunt revision was 11 years ago. When I was a baby I crawled and walked later […]