Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Proclamations WHEREAS, Hydrocephalus is a condition that has no cure with the primary characteristic being an accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain resulting in abnormal widening of ventricles in the brain, causing harmful pressure which can be fatal if untreated; andWHEREAS, there are two primary types of hydrocephalus, congenital, appearing at birth, and acquired, which develops at birth or some point afterward; andWHEREAS, in the United States, Hydrocephalus occurs in about 1.5 per 1000 births, and children with this condition often experience seizures, motor disabilities, vision problems, and intellectual disabilities; andWHEREAS, Hydrocephalus is not solely a pediatric condition. Over one million Americans are living with this condition, and anyone can get hydrocephalus at any time from a brain injury, infection, tumor, or, for unknown reasons, as part of the aging process; andWHEREAS, it is estimated that 700,000 seniors are living with Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus, but less than 20% are properly diagnosed. Many remain undiagnosed or misdiagnosed with Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s, as the primary symptoms mimic those of aging or dementia; andWHEREAS, currently the only treatment for hydrocephalus is the surgical insertion of a shunt system that diverts the flow of cerebrospinal fluid to another area of the body where it can join the normal circulatory process; andWHEREAS, over 36,000 shunt surgeries are performed each year, and 50% of shunts will fail within 2 years, and 70% will fail within 10 years, making shunt procedures the number one reason for brain surgery in children; andWHEREAS, the Commonwealth joins the Pennsylvania community of the Hydrocephalus Association and the National Hydrocephalus Association, in conjunction with leaders from professional, community, and medical-based organizations, in increasing public awareness of hydrocephalus and research funding to better address the needs of families, resulting in better health for all individuals.THEREFORE, I, Tom Wolf, Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, do hereby proclaim September 2017 as HYDROCEPHALUS AWARENESS MONTH. I encourage all Pennsylvanians to support those living with and affected by this condition.GIVEN under my hand and the Seal of the Governor, at the City of Harrisburg, this fifteenth day of September two thousand seventeen, the year of the commonwealth the two hundred forty-second.TOM WOLFGovernorRead full text of the letter below. You can also view the letter on Scribd and as a PDF.Governor Wolf Proclamation — Hydrocephalus Awareness Month 2017 by Governor Tom Wolf on Scribd Hydrocephalus Awareness Month, 2017 September 15, 2017
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More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020Stockland has released one of the final stages at its Bokarina Beach community“Our plans for this vibrant new community have really struck a chord with buyers who are appreciating its fantastic location and the wide range of amenities that will be created, such as parkland, boutique shops and cafes,” he said.“Work on the extension to Lake Kawana is already underway and the construction of a second bridge along Nicklin Way will start soon, with the first bridge already completed and open to traffic.“The construction of these two bridges will facilitate the lake connection under Nicklin Way as well as a pedestrian underpass which will connect Bokarina Beach to the future Birtinya Town Centre. The new Birtinya Town Centre is rapidly taking shape with the first stage of the $87 million shopping centre due to open by the end of 2018.”Plans for Bokarina Beach include a proposed new public beach access and a future surf lifesaving facility. Lots in the latest land release at Bokarina Beach range in size from 250sq m to 448 sqm, and are priced from $349,000 to $545,000.Bokarina Beach will eventually comprise approximately 160 home sites, 130 terrace homes and 800 beachside and north-facing, park-front apartments spanning almost 30 hectares. Bokarina Beach is a key component of the world-class health, retail, commercial, education and residential hub, which includes Birtinya.It will also become home to Stockland’s first “greenfield” vertical retirement village, the Birtinya Retirement Village, which is currently under construction. Time is running out to secure a home site at Stockland’s Bokarina Beach community, with one of the final releases launched to the market..Time is running out to secure a home site at Stockland’s Bokarina Beach community, with one of the final releases launched to the market.Twenty-nine new home sites are available in the Switchfoot release, with prices starting from $349,000.The new land release comes as work begins on the extension of Lake Kawana into the Bokarina Beach site, while a new bridge along Nicklin Way has recently opened to traffic. Stockland senior development manager Mark McMahon said Bokarina Beach continued to attract strong demand from homebuyers keen to live close to the beach.