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  • 16-Year-Old Madison Fleming From New York Selected as 2018 National Ambassador of Hydrocephalus Awareness for Incurable Brain Condition

    January 10, 2018 by  
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    MEET MADISON FLEMING

    16-Year-Old Madison Fleming From New York Selected as 2018 National Ambassador of Hydrocephalus Awareness for Incurable Brain Condition

    madison Madison was born four weeks early and weighed 4lbs 4oz. Three weeks after Madison was born she was diagnosed with Hydrocephalus caused by a cerebral hemorrhage. After numerous fontanelle taps she had her first shunt placed at 1 month old. Since her first shunt was placed she has had 5 emergency brain surgeries to replace/fix the shunt. Four of those emergency brain surgeries were within 9 months of each other.

    Other than the brain surgeries that Madison has gone through she has also faced eye surgeries, learning disabilities, debilitating migraines, and years of physical therapy.

    With all the challenges that Madison has faced she has pushed herself to compete in ice hockey, lacrosse, cross country and horseback riding.

    Madison has worked hard in school and will be graduating high school a year early. She plans on attending SUNY Jefferson in the fall of 2018 to become an RN.

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