OWINGS MILLS, Md. - On Saturday, April 6, the Stevenson softball team welcomed five-year-old Gemma Moorhead to throw out the first pitch. Vibrant and energetic, Gemma lives with a brain condition called hydrocephalus.
Hydrocephalus is a life-altering, life-threatening condition, caused by excess fluid in the brain. There is no cure, and the most common treatment is brain surgery. For children, it's not uncommon to have more brain surgeries than birthdays and currently Gemma has already had nine brain surgeries.
To bring awareness to hydrocephalus and the need for better treatment options and a cure, Gemma's family participates in the annual Baltimore WALK to End Hydrocephalus. Known as TEAM G-FORCE, the Moorhead family has raised more than $15,000 the past two years for the Hydrocephalus Association. One day, the hope is that there will be no more brain surgeries for Gemma, and for all of those affected by the condition.
If you would like to know more about Gemma's story and help the Moorhead family in their quest for no more brain surgeries, consider making a donation today at www.gforce2019.com. Together we can all be a force against hydrocephalus and help Hydro Warriors like Gemma have a better future.