Chennie Del Rosario is a student of Aklan State University taking up BS Accountancy. She was initially diagnosed last Friday, Dec 22, to have brain aneurysm. However, further examinations revealed that she has Brain Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM).
Please help us raise funds for her. As per doctor’s advise, she needs to be flown to Metro Manila to undergo the surgery and be treated further for recovery. The family does not have much to cover the medical expenses that keeps piling up every day. Please help us secure her safety and recovery and give her a chance to pursue her dreams and be a CPA
What it is:
A brain arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is a tangle of abnormal blood vessels connecting arteries and veins in the brain.
The arteries are responsible for taking oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the brain. Veins carry the oxygen-depleted blood back to the lungs and heart. A brain AVM disrupts this vital process.
The cause of AVMs is not clear. Most people are born with them, but they can occasionally form later in life. They are rarely passed down among families genetically.
Some people with brain AVMs experience signs and symptoms, such as headache or seizures. AVMs are commonly found after a brain scan for another health issue or after the blood vessels rupture and cause bleeding in the brain (hemorrhage).
Once diagnosed, a brain AVM can often be treated successfully to prevent complications, such as brain damage or stroke.