LEMOYNE, PA — Michael May was fortunate enough to be born in the US, where care for his hydrocephalus condition was available. A surgery as an infant saved his life. Now, 20 years later, Michael is saving the lives of other children by raising funds to provide surgical care for children in the developing world through CURE International’s Champion program. A member of the inaugural Champion team, Michael, of Cynthiana, KY, was named the winner of the first Champion team today.
Depending on the severity of the condition and the response to treatment, the survivors of hydrocephalus can face severe limits in their development and abilities. Michael has defied that, leading an active life as a runner. When Michael learned about the CURE Champion program, he was thrilled. “I’m known for two things where I’m from, ” said Michael, “running and hydrocephalus. The CURE Champion program combined these two things in order to help kids.” Michael continued, “I’ve always dreamed of knowing somebody else with hydrocephalus, but to raise money for the surgeries? That’s something special.” Read the rest of this entry »