Callan – a truly amazing 2 year old
Callan faces challenges every day, he lives with not one but four neurosurgical conditions. Born with spina bifida and hydrocephalus, Callan lives with a shunt draining the fluid from his brain. To make life even more difficult he also has syringomyelia, and an additional complication, an Arnold Chiari malformation which hinders his speech, breathing and eating. These four neurosurgical conditions are extremely rare and Callan is an exceptional child living with all four.
This cute little toddler won’t let anything stop him. A happy and vibrant two year old boy, Callan loves playing with his older brother and watching his favourite shows on TV. His family and friends consider him a legend considering he’s already survived six life-saving neurosurgical procedures.
It’s thanks to life-saving research that Callan has survived so far but ongoing research is necessary so we can improve his and other children’s futures.