Woodbridge Tot Chosen as the Face of National Hydrocephalus Campaign

The Pediatric Hydrocephalus Foundation has chosen four-year-old Hailie Mussinan of Woodbridge to be the face of its annual "National Face of Hydrocephalus Awareness."

Hailie Mussinan of Woodbridge. Credit: Pediatric Hydrocephalus Foundation
Hailie Mussinan of Woodbridge. Credit: Pediatric Hydrocephalus Foundation

A little girl from Woodbridge Township has been chosen as the face of a national campaign to fight pediatric Hydrocephalus.

Hailie Mussinan lives with an incurable and potentially life-threatening brain condition called Hydrocephalus, which causes excess fluid to build up in her brain. She is four years old and has already had multiple brain surgeries to install a shunt in her brain, according to a release from the Pediatric Hydrocephalus Foundation.

She has been chosen to serve as a face of the Pediatric Hydrocephalus Foundation's annual "National Face of Hydrocephalus Awareness." 

Her face will be featured in a national awareness campaign against the condition, and the Mussinan family will travel to Washington, D.C. for "National Hydrocephalus Awareness Day on Capitol Hill" on August 22, according to the release. 

September will also be observed as "National Hydrocephalus Awareness Month" for the sixth year, according to the release. 

Two children were chosen. Mussinan and Owen Rush, a four-year-old South Carolina boy, according to the release. 

"Together as a family we are blessed to have found, and be apart of, the Pediatric Hydrocephalus Foundation and Hailie is honored to represent all the girls with Hydrocephalus in 2014," said Melody Mussinan, Hailie's mother. 

For information on the Pediatric Hydrocephalus Foundation, visit HydrocephalusKids.org.


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