Finn is an adorable little guy who is 3 years old. He came to the orphanage when he was a few weeks old. They found some mild weakness of his right side, which has improved. They gave him a diagnosis of CP as a baby, but that was corrected to say mild CP…in fact, his latest medical does not even give that diagnosis. It simply says to work on his nutrition and get more exercise. Finn is a charmer, who loves his nannies and the other kids. He walks without assistance, has good receptive and expressive speech, and is a very active little guy. Finn needs a family to love him, spoil him a little, and play with him. Such a simple request for such a sweet boy!
Spina Bifida is a major birth defect of a person’s spine. With good quality medical care people with spina bifida can reach their full potential. If you have spina bifida, or know someone who does, it’s important to get the facts so that you can make the best possible health care choices. Learn more about Spina Bifida at the CDC government website. Get more information and resources from the Spina Bifida Association.
Cerebral palsy (CP) is a group of disorders that affect a person’s ability to move and maintain balance and posture. CP is the most common motor disability in childhood. Learn more about cerebral palsy at the CDC website.
The term hydrocephalus is derived from the Greek words "hydro" meaning water and "cephalus" meaning head. As the name implies, it is a condition in which the primary characteristic is excessive accumulation of fluid in the brain. Although hydrocephalus was once known as "water on the brain," the "water" is actually cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) — a clear fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord. The excessive accumulation of CSF results in an abnormal widening of spaces in the brain called ventricles. This widening creates potentially harmful pressure on the tissues of the brain.
To learn more about Hydrocephalus, please visit the NIH website.