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16-Year-Old Fights Rare Brain Disease

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16-year-old Taylor Lennon was born with Hydrocephalus, a buildup of cerebrospinal fluid inside the skull, which leads to brain swelling.

"Well, it has been quite a ride having all of it throughout the past 16 years," says Taylor.

Hydrocephalus can cause headaches, memory and eyesight loss, and even slowed mental development and dementia.

Taylor's mom, Doree Lennon, says her son's first surgery, on the day after he was born, was to insert a plastic tube called a shunt inside his skull.

Doree tells us, "It's traumatic to say the least, we've cried more than our share of tears."

The causes of Hydrocephalus are still unknown, and there is currently no cure. Doree says she wants to raise awareness of Hydrocephalus, in hopes of funding national research on the condition.

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