In 2014, I had an injury at Young Life camp that left me with an undiagnosed concussion. This resulted in countless hospital stays, scans, and painful procedures. After six years of going without a diagnosis to explain the high pressure in my brain, in 2020, I was diagnosed with Pseudotumor Cerebri, a sister of Hydrocephalus. On July 10, 2020, I got a VP Shunt to relieve my brain of the high pressure. During those hospital stays, I would make headbands to pass the time. They became a sense of security. One of my stays at Children's National Hospital in DC, child life came by and noticed my new found hobby. They asked if I wanted to pass them out to the other kids on my floor at which I agreed. Due to my current condition, I was unable to pass them out, so I handed them over to her. A few days later, my mom and I noticed a girl pass by my room wearing one of my headbands. This was just the beginning. The Lord gave me this passion to start Having Faith Cures not only because of that moment but because of the result of that. To them, and to me, it is so much more than just a headband, but a constant tangible reminder that Jesus is constantly writing our story and that this season is simply to make us stronger and to make an impact to those going through a similar battle.
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