Weʼve raised £0 to For the SHINE charity & get the equipment and neurosurgeons needed to treat hydrocephalus in Caithness general hospital as well as Aberdeen
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I had to have brain surgery at only a few months old to insert a VP shunt as a result of me being born with hydrocephalus. Seven years ago, after my shunt lasting 15 years it unfortunately blocked. And living at the north of Scotland, and the nearest neurosurgeon to me being in Aberdeen, I had to get airlifted over 100 miles to hospital. If I had been left any longer, it might have been to late. Luckily for me, having hydrocephalus doesn't affect my daily life, but I know that sometimes not everyone is so lucky. Help raise funds to try and get the resources together so that people like myself do not have to travel for more than 2 hours to get surgery which left untreated could be life - threatening.
With YOUR help let's make it possible to have the resources needed to treated the condition closer to home.
September is hydrocephalus awareness month and wanted to donate as much as I can for all the people that have this condition as there is no cure& this money will help with support.
The charity is called Shine provides specialist support from before birth and throughout the life of anyone living with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus, as well as to parents, families, carers and professional care staff. Shine enables people to get the best out of life.
Hydrocephalus is the abnormal enlargement of the brain cavities (ventricles) caused by a build-up of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Usually, the body maintains a constant circulation and absorption of CSF. Untreated, hydrocephalus can result in brain damage or death. There is no cure, but hydrocephalus can be managed with surgery. CSF is a clear fluid that is made and absorbed by the brain. CSF circulates through the cerebroventricular (brain cavity) system and then through the subarachnoid space that surrounds the brain and spinal cord. It serves to protect and nourish the brain and spinal cord.
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I had to have brain surgery at only a few months old to insert a VP shunt as a result of me being born with hydrocephalus. Seven years ago, after my shunt lasting 15 years it unfortunately blocked, and I had to travel to Aberdeen. We need to have the resources closer to home!
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