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Hydro Angels Over America

Rating: 4.91 stars   91 reviews 1,006

Address:

Mailing: PO BOX 311901 New Braunfels TX 78131 USA

Mission:

Our Mission: "To support, educate, and expand research on behalf of the hydrocephalus community."

Results:

We expanded our reach and changed our name from Hydro Angels Over Texas to Hydro Angels Over America in 2012. We have helped many people and families through our programs & services. We have set our goals high to add many more HAOA State Volunteers to help us fund hydrocephalus research, while helping in the here and now with many needs.

Target demographics:

infants to elderly who are living with Hydrocephalus.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

1000's of people

Geographic areas served:

America and globally

Programs:

(1) Hydro Health - assisting with emergency medical co-pays, travel assistance to the doctor/hospital, medical equipment, therapy and more. (2) Hydro Camp - We host the worlds only camp for kids & adults who are living with hydrocephalus. (3) Project Daisy - we assist families with funeral expenses if they suddenly lose a loved one due to hydrocephalus. (4) Hydro Angel Award - We make a "dream come true" at our annual (5) Holiday Miracle - each December we make Holiday Miracles come true for kids & adults living with Hydrocephalus. (6) We (partnered with Dell Children's Hospital) and offer a FREE Hydro Bear to children who are admitted to the hospital for brain surgery to treat hydrocephalus.

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830-837-9459
www.HydroAngels.org

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My name is Lizzy Aranibar and I am the Volunteer Outreach Coordinator for San Antonio, Texas. I am living with Hydrocephalus. Sheri Burdine was the first person I ever met with Hydrocephalus. She made me aware that I was not alone, that there were many (ONE MILLION) other people just like me living with this chronic, incurable condition. When I began connecting with other people through Hydro Angels Over America, I quickly realized that the pain I feel is shared with my "Hydro Family." We understand each other's symptoms and we are there for each other at the other end of the phone or on the other end of an email. I attended my first Hydro Angels conference in Austin, Texas where I heard from pysicians and shunt manufacturers and I learned many new things and also got to make new friends that have become my brothers and sisters. I have volunteered at our annual Charity Golf Tournament in Austin, Texas and I plan to host one this year. I have been the host of our annual Bowling to Strike Out Hydrocephalus Tournament in San Antonio where my family and friends came out to support me and this organization that means so much to me. I have answered calls and emails from people who feel alone, and others who just need someone to talk to. Some who want to know how they can get involved. I've loved every minute of every conversation.
Thank you Sheri Burdine and Hydro Angels Over America for all you do, all you are doing, and all you have done for those of us living with Hydrocephalus.

 
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Hydro Angels is such a wonderful organization!! I cannot say enough about it to truly express how much they go above and beyond to help others. They have been there for me multiple times and I cannot thank them enough. They are more personable than any other organization that I've ever dealt with and that's what separates them above all the others!

 
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Hydro Angels Over America is an excellent organization. The thing that stands out the most to me is the founder who also has Hydrocephalus and how personable she is to everyone. She really lets you know how much she cares and it's genuine! This organization has helped so many people and all of the fundraisers I've attended have been fun and encouraging to let me know I am not alone. I believe that Hydro Angels Over America should be voted best of the Great Nonprofits because that's truly what it is, a Great Nonprofit!

 
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I have so much respect for Hydro Angels Over America and the founder Sheri Burdine and all of the board members. It is wonderful to know there are people out there who truly care about you and have first hand knowledge of what it's like to be living with Hydrocephalus, yet keep such a positive attitude and always looking after the needs of others. Living in a small town no one else knows about Hydrocephalus and I always felt alone but when I found Sheri and her wonderful organization after my 5th shunt revision in 2011 I finally felt like I had a place to turn to for comfort and support. My favorite thing about HAOA is that it's personable and lets you know you are not alone! I am always excited to attend events and volunteer when I can!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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I learned about Hydro Angels in 2011 when I was having my 5th shunt revision and getting my first ever programmable shunt. I am so thankful to have found this organization and gained the support of such a wonderful organization! Everyone is so positive and uplifting and you know you can count on them when support is needed. In my case, just others to talk with and learn new information and help me know I'm not the only one out there with Hydro! Hydro Angels has done so many amazing things to help those who truly need it! I have also met "forever" friends that have touched my life more than they will ever know!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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I can't say enough about this organization. They have truly been a Blessing to my family. Our sweet daughter who is now 3yrs old was born with severe Hydrocephalus. She was granted one of the Holiday Miracles and got a "rocking rider pony" it's her absolute favorite gift that we will always cherish. Thank you Hydro Angels for all your love and support over the years. You're the BEST!!

 
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When my daughter was born very ill, she acquired Hydrocephalus. I can remember the day very clearly when a doctor came into the PICU room to explain to me what my daughter had and what type of surgery was required. I felt so lost and alone, I thought certainly I am the only one whose child has this. I had so many questions, and one day I found Hydro Angels Over America and Sheri Burdine and I could finally exhale. She was able to answer so many questions I had. HAOA, offered us the ability to meet others just like us and show my daughter that she is not alone. I honestly do not know what I would do had I not found this organization. They continue to be such a great source of information for me and so many others.

 
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Great organization, Sheri does so much for so many while battling her own war with hydrocephalus. We have been to 2 hydro camps and our son has been blessed by her and her organization.

 
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We love our HAOA!! They are family so thankful for all they do we love our hydro bear and books

 
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Hydro Angels Over America is a great organization. We went to support groups in Texas and Sheri, helped my dad and mom so many times. Hospital visits, phone calls, the bowling event, they even helped send my family to Alaska as part of the 2012 Angel of the Year Event. I cannot imagine our life without my dad getting support from Hydro Angels Over America

 
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Hydro Angels Over America walks the walk. They care about their cause!

 
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I have been the Outreach Volunteer for six years, and the past Treasurer for this organization, and I have to say I am so proud of all we have accomplished. The most impactful thing I have experienced is being a part of making a dream come true for an adult living with hydrocephalus.
The most fun I have experienced is helping to host Camp Hydrocephalus since 2010. To see the joy in those families eyes and her the laughter is not something you can ever forget. Finally, I'd have to say, it is truly life changing to make a Christmas miracle come true for a hydro warrior. I have helped many causes in my lifetime, but there is none greater than being involved with Hydro Angels. I am also a proud mother of a daughter living with hydrocephalus. I highly recommend this organization to anyone wishing to donate to a good cause and also to any family needing support.

 
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I just very recently joined this page. Looking forward to being a partof it. My son was born august 3rd 2010, and got diagnosed with hydrocephalus in April 2011.

 
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