Local student creates awareness about hydrocephalus disorder

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Message from a local student:

My name is Ivon Montano and I am a senior at UIC College Prep High School. For my senior project, we had to make a positive multigenerational change in my community, which means to take action into doing something that will positively impact my community.

Therefore, I decided to target the hydrocephalus disorder. My little cousin is diagnosed with hydrocephalus and I am glad I was able to help create awareness for this disorder and raise money to for the Hydrocephalus Association.

On April 18, 2014, I organized an event at Fleetwood Roller Rink. I sold tickets for $12 and got over 30 people to attend. I raised over $335 that were donated to the association for research and treatment of new patients.

According to the Hydrocephalus Association, “Hydrocephalus (hi’dro-sef’a-lus) is an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) within cavities of the brain called ventricles.”

For more information about this disorder go to http://www.hydroassoc.org/