Move Mountains For Braden

Hi my name is Braden West. I am a fifteen year old boy with hydrocephalus patient with a very complex medical condition. I have two ventricular shunts that help keep the fluid from building on my brain. I am currently in Texas Children's Hospital ICU fighting multiple complications with failure to one of my shunts. I'm fighting for my life right now due to swelling in the brain and meningitis. I've currently had three brain surgeries this stay and will be have more over the next few weeks. Following the first surgery there were complications that caused damage to my brain which requires more surgeries and left me unable to wake up. The infection in my brain will require me to remain on externalized ventricular drains to pull fluid off. Also requiring long term IV therapy to treat the infection. It is uncertain how long I will be in the hospital. I'm a former 25 week surviving triplet who has now had a total of 70 surgeries in my lifetime. I battle hydrocephalus, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, and I'm legally blind. Due to my current medical condition the financial burden will be extreme for my parents. The medical costs, parking, food will add to that burden for my parents who are currently by my side and have been unable to work. If you can help it any way it would help my family so much.
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Wendy Everett West 
Cleveland, TX

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