Benefit For Christine Tucciarone
A benefit for Christine Tucciarone whose suffering from AVM will be held on June 30th from 12-4 at Sharkey’s Sports Bar in Liverpool. Tickets cost $15 and you can get more information by calling Michelle Cromp Bishop at 750-8828.
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Christine is a loving and devoted mother of two. She is a graduate of Chittenango Central School “Class of “87”. She is our friend, daughter, classmate and co-worker.
In early December of 2012 Christine had a sudden onset of severe pressure in her head, vomiting and stiffness in her neck. Described as “The worst headache of her life”. After many hours with no relief of these symptoms, she was rushed to the Emergency room and admitted to the hospital. After many tests, Christine was diagnosed with an ArteriovenousMalformation in her brain. Also known as an AVM. An AVM is an abnormal tangling of veins and arteries that interfere with the body’s ability to circulate blood. AVM’s are thought to be due to abnormal development of blood vessels in utero and are present since birth. Many who have an AVM may never be aware that they have one but some will show symptoms like Christine experienced. Christine did suffer a small bleed which has left her with weakness in her lower extremities as well as tingling sensations throughout her left side. Every day is a struggle for Christine with headaches (pressure in her head) as well.
Others may experience strokes, seizures, a bleed, and or even death. Christine is at risk for these symptoms as well until further treatment is performed. Christine has endured several procedures and trips to the Emergency Room. Her next procedure is Gamma Knife Radiation which is a 2 to 3 waiting period to see if it was a success to rid of the AVM.
Due to several procedures and trips to the Emergency Room, the medical bills are enormous and are causing a significant hardship for her and her family.
Please come out and support her in offsetting some of her medical expenses.
Also Christine wants this benefit to make others aware of what an AVM Malformation is as well others to be aware of the symptoms so they can get the medical attention they are in need of quickly.