WENY News - Fundraiser held for teenager battling incurable brain condition

Fundraiser held for teenager battling incurable brain condition

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   HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (WENY) -- The community came together to help raise money for a teenage girl battling an incurable brain condition.

     On Sunday, the third annual "Bella's Journey" fundraising event was held at Raymour and Flanigan in Horseheads.
     
     The event was created by the family of Bella Sacharczyk, who is an eighteen-year-old girl battling with Hydrocephalus. 
     
     Throughout the day there were many things for visitors to do to raise money and awareness for the condition. 

     "We're having a basket raffle, all donated by different people in the community," said Bella's Mother and the Massachusetts State Chapter Director for the Pediatric Hydrocephalus Foundation, Denise Sacharczyk. "We have a bounce house and food. We had the radio station was here today and we're just raising money for Hydrocephalus for the awareness of Hydrocephalus and for the research."

     Since Bella has been diagnosed with the condition, she has had twenty-three brain surgeries and countless hours of physical therapy to learn how to walk again. 

     If you want to know more about the condition, visit http://www.hydrocephaluskids.org

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