Stewart Strawbridge oversees investments related to long andshort equity trading as a managing member of Selkirk Management. In addition to carrying out his responsibilities at Selkirk, Stewart Strawbridge and his wife had helped raise money for CURE Hydrocephalus in order to fund treatment of hydrocephalus in developing nations of the world. Hydrocephalus is characterized by an obstruction in the ventricular system or an excessive amount of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the brain’s ventricles. When a normal amount of CSF exists in the body, it is used to cushion the spine and the cerebrum. However, a larger than necessary amount of the watery substance can result in tunnel vision, enlargement of the skull, convulsions, blindness, mental impairment, or even death. Although hydrocephalus primarily affects infants, adults can also develop the condition.The CURE Hydrocephalus program is part of CURE International, a not-for-profit organization that is committed to treating children who are physically disabled in developing countries. The organization manages hospitals and funds surgical treatment for such conditions as bowed legs, cleft lip, clubfoot, and hydrocephalus. CURE International supports patient services in 29 countries, including Uganda, Zambia, Kenya, Ethiopia, and Afghanistan.The CURE Hydrocephalus division saves the lives of children suffering from hydrocephalus through the areas of research, neurosurgical training, and medical care and treatment. Since its inception in 2000, CURE Hydrocephalus has been instrumental in saving the lives of over 5,000 hydrocephalus patients. Program funding has also gone toward training ten surgeons and paying the cost of leading-edge research and technologies.
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