We are Family!

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Tracy (left) with her family

My name is Tracy, and I was born with hydrocephalus. My condition went undetected for 23 years, until one morning I woke up and drove to work and was not able to get out of my car. I remember sitting in the parking lot, scared out of my mind, knowing that something was very wrong. I was diagnosed with hydrocephalus,
but told it wasn’t time to have surgery. Over the next 4 years I underwent a series of testing and scans to monitor the condition until it became apparent surgery was necessary. I was treated with an endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) and introduced to the wonderful work of the Hydrocephalus Association.

I quickly realized the Hydrocephalus Association is an organization I want to support wholeheartedly. I have both received and given so much support and education through the amazing network provided by the HA. The incredible amount of information shared and having the opportunity to connect with others who live and fight with the same condition as I do makes me want to make a difference.

I GIVE because HA has been there for me, and I want to be there for others in the same situation, just like family.

Won’t you join me today and give a holiday gift to support HA’s efforts? A donation of any amount will be used to support our community family and fight this condition together. To donate, please click here: MY HOLIDAY GIFT

Thank you in advance for your kindness and warm wishes for a joyful holiday!


Tracy Taback
HA Support Group Leader

P.S. I will be celebrating my 33rd birthday soon and feel so very hopeful about the future. As a Support Group leader, I see the impact of HA’s work every day. We are making a difference!


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