September is #HydrocephalusAwarenessMonth and to help spread awareness, I am joining @kaitkmua, whose daughter Olivia suffers from Hydrocephalus, and wearing blue-themed makeup! Hydrocephalus is an incurable brain condition that affects over 1 million Americans from newborns to seniors. The only solution right now is a shunt that is placed in the brain that drains spinal fluid into the abdomen. Without the shunt, spinal fluid builds up in the brain causing pressure and damage. Babies in other countries who cannot receive treatment eventually succumb to this condition and pass away. Olivia is 3 years old and has had 13 brain surgeries so far. Many people with Hydrocephalus go through upwards of 100 surgeries in their lifetime. The shunt technology dates back from the 1970’s and many doctors in America are working to develop better technology to make this condition more treatable and less complicated. Help spread awareness by posting a blue-themed makeup look! For more information, contact @kaitkmua or visit the link in her profile!
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