Today is World Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Day, a day set aside to draw attention to the plight of children with these conditions and their need for medical care. Untreated, hydrocephalus is a fatal condition where excess fluid accumulates around the brain. In many cases, children with hydrocephalus face rejection from their family and their community. Hydrocephalus is a treatable condition, however, and the CURE Hydrocephalus program seeks to expand access to treatment through the training of neurosurgeons and the establishment of treatment centers in the developing world. CURE Children’s Hospital in Uganda is the site of much of this training and performs hundreds of ETV surgeries to treat hydrocephalus each year.
CURE is grateful for the opportunity to bring healing to kids with hydrocephalus and honored to participate in World Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Day. In fact, in Uganda, children who have been treated for hydrocephalus at the CURE hospital in Mbale will be participating in an exhibition marking the day. Read more about this event in the press release from CURE Uganda.
You can make a world a difference to a child with hydrocephalus. Your gift in any amount will bring a child’s treatment closer to funding. In fact, if just 35 people donate $50, a child’s hydrocephalus treatment will be fully funded. In honor of this day, will you make a donation to help save a child’s life?