She's 15-years-old and loves bowling, volleyball and hanging out with friends.
She was diagnosed with Congenital Hydrocephalus when she was 3 weeks old. Hydrocephalus is an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) within the ventricles of the brain. She had her first surgery, which was an emergency surgery on Halloween night of 2002. She was just 4 months old. She is now 15 years old and has had 31 surgeries related to her hydrocephalus and has spent countless weeks and sometimes months in the hospital.
Throughout all of Elissa's daily challenges, endless surgeries and hospital stays she remains positive and always has a smile on her face. She is truly an Angel!
We can't wait to take her to Disney World!!