A Million Reasons Strong
A Million Reasons Strong is a short film about the challenges of living with hydrocephalus. I worked on this short for the Hydrocephalus Association, taking footage shot by others and editing it, helping write the script and recording the voiceovers. The film is located at the Hydrocephalus Association's YouTube channel.
Hydrocephalus comes from the Greek words hydro meaning water and cephalus meaning head. Hydrocephalus occurs when there is an imbalance between the amount of CSF that is produced and the rate at which it is absorbed. As the CSF builds up, it causes the ventricles to enlarge and the pressure inside the head to increase.
Hydrocephalus is an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) within cavities in the brain called ventricles. Cerebrospinal fluid is produced in the ventricles and in the choroid plexus. It circulates through the ventricular system in the brain and is absorbed into the bloodstream. This fluid is in constant circulation and has many functions, including to surround the brain and spinal cord and act as a protective cushion against injury. It contains nutrients and proteins necessary for the nourishment and normal function of the brain, and carries waste products away from surrounding tissues.