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For our team, Connor's sports injury was no match.
Meet Connor, up-and-coming tennis champ and former brain surgery patient at Children’s National. A few years ago, Connor’s health was unexpectedly placed in danger when a simple game of catch ended in a baseball striking him just above his left eyebrow. After diagnosis at another hospital, Connor was immediately rushed to Children’s National with an epidural hematoma—a traumatic injury where blood pools and applies pressure against the brain. It was an emergency situation, and Children’s National was ready with specialists in brain trauma who were prepared to operate at a moment’s notice.
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John Myseros, MD
Vice Chief, Neurosurgery
Ida Namazi is a bright, ambitious 21-year-old University of Virginia junior who dreams of attending law school and becoming a senator one day. What people might not know about Ida is that she was diagnosed with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) when she was a toddler and has been battling the neurologic condition her whole life.
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