Running For Hydrocephalus

HI! My name is Alex and I am 13 years old and am running my first full marathon (26.2 miles) in honor of my little buddy, Morgan. Morgan is 5 years old and was born with hydrocephalus. In his short 5 years, he has had 5 brain surgeries -- the first brain surgery before he was even 1 month old.

Hydrocephalus is a common disorder, also known as "water on the brain". The standard treatment, a shunt, was developed in 1952 and has a 50% failure rate after just two years which is the reason so many have to have multiple brain surgeries just to stay alive.

There is no cure and very little research. The NIH spends 60 cents per person with hydrocephalus per year compared to $300 per person per year with Juvenile Diabetes though the prevalence of the disease is the same.

I will be running the Vancouver USA Marathon on Fathers Day, June 16, 2013. Running a marathon has been a goal of mine for a long time, and I want to use my ability to run for something bigger than myself. Please consider a donation - none is too small!

All of the funds I raise will go directly to the Hydrocephalus Research Guild in Seattle, WA.

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Alexander Becker 
San Antonio, TX
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