Harry’s Hat

27 September 2021, 21:42 | Updated: 4 October 2021, 10:59

Harry's Hat helps children born with 'water on the brain' and their families
Harry's Hat helps children born with 'water on the brain' and their families. Picture: Heart
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Harry’s Hydrocephalus Awareness Trust (Harry’s HAT) helps children and their families who are affected by Hydrocephalus, which is commonly known as water on the brain.

It was established by the parents of Harry Coates in response to the need the family found when trying to help their son.

Harry had undergone four brain surgeries by the time he was one, and now lives with a permanent shunt, inserted in his brain to keep him alive.

The charity runs training and workshops to raise awareness, funds research to further understanding of the condition, and provides support and advice for those affected.

Their aim is to make life better for all children with hydrocephalus, and their families, by improving management of the condition.

Check out their website here: www.harrys-hat.org

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