Remember Baby Marc Emfirmo who was on the cover of our 2018 Annual Report? He was diagnosed with Arnold Chiari malformation and a few months after he was born, he underwent a lateral sphenoid meningocele repair. The M.T. Cheng Infants’ Fund of Let’s Save the Brain Foundation provided the Becker External Drainage & Monitoring System (EDMS) to manage his hydrocephalus. Recovery was stormy due to infections, but Marc is a tough fighter and pulled through.
Here he is now 2 years later. His mom tells us he is able to hold his head a little more steadily, has a good appetite, and is responsive to everything going on around him. His head circumference is not getting any bigger and he is waiting for a ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt to be inserted once this pandemic is over.
His parents thank you for helping save his life.