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Cavernoma Awares

Vera’s Story

Almost her entire life Vera had been experiencing focal epileptic seizures many times a month and was completely unaware of what it was. Now, one year later, she waiting for a date for major brain surgery.

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Pat’s Story

Pat tells the story of her journey with cavernoma, from initial diagnosis of epilepsy, the discovery of her multiple cavernomas and her eventual surgical resection. She talks about what has helped her cope through the years and emphasizes the importance of support and patience.

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Lindsay’s Story: Cavernomas in the Brain and Spine, & CCM1

In 2011 I had a bleed from a Spinal Cavernoma. At the time I had never heard of this rare disease. I had never had any health problems. My symptoms started with a tingly feeling down my left leg. I also went for a bath and my left leg didn’t feel the temperature. I was diagnosed with 1 Cavernoma in my spinal cord and 3 small Cavernoma’s in my brain.

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Lauren’s Story

Lauren was diagnosed with cavernoma in her lower right cebellum after suffering multiple debilitating migraines. She was forced to have brain surgery which was successful. Lauren suffered a lot emotionally but was able to go back to her degree and, just last year, she took a leap set up her very own Performing Arts studio. An inspiration!

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Cavernoma Awareness Month

Cavernoma is a rare condition for which research is relatively young. Most people haven’t heard of Cavernoma until they, or someone they know, is affected.  Being diagnosed with a condition you have never even heard of makes this difficult time all the more daunting and overwhelming. The more we share about Cavernoma and our experiences of Cavernoma the better the quality of care and support we can offer those affected in the future.

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SAVE OUR SERVICES – help CAUK raise £30,000 in their COVID-19 recovery fund.

The Covid-19 pandemic has played a significant role in radically reshaping the work we do. Our team has worked tirelessly to respond to the crisis, and we’ve been able to successfully adapt and expand our services to cater for the growing number of people seeking information and support. Demand for our services is higher than ever, at a time where saturation of applicants means it has become is more and more difficult to secure funding. We need your help!

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