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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Brain Disorders, Health

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.

Community Stories

114 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We Love Hydro Angels Over America and all they stand for! They not only raise awarness and support research like many non-profits do, they also focus on the needs of those living with hydrocephalus which makes them beautifully unique in the hydro-community. They bless so many families with hydro friendly events that they would never get to experience if it wasn't for them. Our family attended one of those events (Hydro Camp) and had the time of our lives!! They've met needs as great as a van to accommodate the individuals disability to sending SpongeBob to a little boy, my son, who's only wish was to have SpongeBob bring him a gift. Hydro Angels Over America has touched so many lives in so many different amazing ways and the hydro-community is a much better place with HAOA in it.

1 Julie151

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a HAOA volunteer for the past 3 years. And oh how this has changed my life!! I live with hydrocephalus and I have seen first hand all the good they have done for the hydro community. I have been a part of giving a hydro miracle and a part of giving help through project daisy, there is no other organization that gives from the heart. I love Sheri and Hydro Angels and I am honored to be a part of it.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hydro Angels Over America is a wonderful organization to volunteer and be a part of. This organization not only gives funding for Hydrocephalus research they are the only organization that helps the individual living with Hydrocephalus. Hydro Angels Over America offers scholarships to graduating Seniors living with Hydrocephalus to continue their education, they offer a weekend camp at Jellystone National Park in Canyon Lake, TX for children living with Hydrocephalus just to be a kid. They offer Holiday Miracles to young children at Christmas and Dream Comes True Miracles for adults living with Hydrocephalus. This organization has hand delivered thousands of stuffed Hydro Bears to Hydrocephalus patients who are under going shunt revisions and shunt placements. Hydro Angels Over America has helped so many people with medical necessities such as eye care, therapy sessions, gas money for far away appointments and has paid rent for those who have been out of work due to a shunt related surgery. And the best part is Hydro Angels Over America will help with funeral expenses for a fallen "Hydro Angel". This organization was started by Sheri Burdine because she herself is living with Hydrocephalus. The organization's motto is "You are Never Alone" and being a volunteer and also a Hydro Warrior I have learned I am never alone.

1 Ashlee U.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter was diagnosed with severe Hydrocephalus when I was still pendant with her. Haoa has been not just a great support when I have had questions or needed virtual hugs, it's connected me to loads off others just like my daughter ave they even donated more to its when we were traveling 500 miles away for cord blood infusions that our insurance wasn't paying for.
Haoa is an amazing organization, we even chose them to donate to for our daughters birthday. It was awesome to give back to a group that I know gives do much.

1 Elizabeth236

Client Served

Rating: 5

HAOA is a tremendous organization. They really made us feel welcome, and like we had a family that knew what we were going through. The founder Sheri Burdine is a compassionate, amazing, and generous human being. I've had the pleasure of meeting her and consider myself lucky to call her a friend.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

Hydro Angels Over America is a FABULOUS and compassionate organization in spreading awareness and helping families and patients like myself who live daily with the condition of hydrocephalus.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer of Hydro Angels Over America since I was born. My name is Hydro Bear. I have seen Sheri Burdine, founder pour her heart and soul out for Hydro Angels not every once in a while but every single day. She want's to make every person adult or child be happy, make dreams come true, you name it. As Hydro Bear, I also see the smiles that I, Hydro Bear brings to children and even adults. I have gone to Hydro Camp, Walks and Hospitals as well as me and my good friend Sponge Bob surprised a boy at Christmas with a Holiday miracle. It has been a wonderful journey being Hydro Bear. Sheri thinks of everybody but herself because that is the person that she is. I have been to funerals of both adults and children that Hydro Angels either paid for or helped pay for. I could not be anymore proud of Sheri and her organization and what it stands for. Don't forget to read my books, "The Journey of Hydro Bear", starring me! They can be found on the website.
Love Hydro Bear, "(AKA Keith Burdine, Husband)".

1 Kevin157

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hydro Angels Over America (HAOA)is a stellar organization, connecting those effected by hydrocephalus while spreading awareness internationally. There are a plethora of facets that are remarkable about HAOA, but I want to touch on one; esprit de corps. HAOA connects people from around the world. The diverse following has allowed my son, wife and I to communicate and learn with a rich group of people. Those who persevere with hydrocephalus are bestowed the title of Hydro Warriors, but everyone a part of HAOA is a warrior; with or without hydrocephalus.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Hydro Angels Over America is a wonderful organization providing support to families and those living with Hydrocephalus. I'm a Hydro mom whose daughter has suffered from Hydrocephalus since she was 8 weeks old. She's now 32 and we fully support this organization. This is a great support group and does outstanding things for those living with Hydrocephalus such as bowling events, camp, college scholarships, walk-a-thons and granting wishes. Sheri Burdine is wonderful. She also has Hydrocephalus and fully understands what others are going through. This is a wonderful organization and I'm proud to be a supporter of this group. May God bless Sheri and Hydro Angels Over America!

1 Annette36

Client Served

Rating: 5

We were invited to join the Hydrocephalus Camp this past summer. It was such a blessing to us. We met other children and adults with hydrocephalus. I learned so much and formed so many new friendships. This organization went above and beyond for my family and daughter, who has multiple diagnosis. I am so thankful to have found them.

1 Dawn128

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son is a Hydro warrior. Hydro Angels over America reached out to my son Christmas of 2014. They granted him a Christmas wish and was absolutely amazing! They are such an amazing and supportive group of people. Always there to support in spirit, or in person. Helping so many with information, Christmas wishes and in bereavement.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Hydro Angels over America is the best! Firstly they are such a wealth of information. They work so hard to raise awarness for Hydrocephalus and to lobby for research for better treatments. But more than that they work to know all of the people in their group on a personal level. Last year my son was Granted a hydro miracle at Christmas. It was truly amazing. They are the reason he had a great Christmas! I can't say enough good about these people...

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Having been born with Congenital Hydrocephalus back in '72,I am so happy to see all the National awareness the Hydrocephalus community has been receiving as of late.Being a part of the Hydro Angels Over America family has meant so much to me.It's so wonderful to know we're not alone & we are all in this together.To have others out there that know what you're going through & hear so many stories of our fellow warriors is very heartfelt & uplifting.I look forward everyday to reading all the posts of the HAOA & all the members of our wonderful community.Thank you Sheri & the HAOA community.Much love to you all.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Amazing charity! They give Hydro bears, pay costs for hydro families in need, and offer excellent support and knowledge!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

There are numerous occasions that make this a 5 star nonprofit. Sheri is beyond helpful and always available when needed. The items purchased are reasonably priced and HAOA has even taken the time to go to the hospital to spend time with my hydro Angel son. I can't thank them enough and I'm beyond grateful for such a wonderful organization.

1 Bridget11

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have had many experiences with this wonderful charity I myself have hydrocephalus and have had a forever treasured dream come true through this charity I love ❤️ it with all my heart and soul

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

let me tell you about this truly special organization known as HAOA they are the most loving kind hearted people you will ever know Sheri not only fights for every infant through senior who has Hydrocephalus no matter what caused it as many of us are different every story is unique she fights for all of us while battling the same condition herself giving her a special insight into what we all fight and battle every day she does fundraisers for research where she stands right beside us she just hosted her very first conference which i was honored to be a part of she has a hydro camp every year christmas miracles dream come trues via the hydro angels award which this year i was honored to be she gives hydro scholorships and when sadly one is lost to hydrocephalus they reach out to help with the cost of burials the things she has done for me and so many others battling hydrocephalus every single day brings me to tears of gratitude for the hydro siser and friend she is for the many friends and hydro family i found through her for the feeling that truly no matter what ever happens i am never and will never be alone




1 Sarah339

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization is amazing. They do so much for the hydrocephalus community. My daughter is 9 and was born with hydrocephalus. Last year the Hydro Angels granted her Christmas wish and our family felt truly blessed. Always going above and beyond to make Hydro warriors feel special.

1 Dominique C.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hydro Angels are the best! They're always putting current update info about the condition. They do great things for the communities & always raising awareness. My son Matthew has had hydrocephalus since birth. When he was hospitalized they checked on him through messages. Matthew has also received Christmas presents from them.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

It's great knowing that this organization is out there to help families who suffers hydrocephalus.

bstrong

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband is here today thanks to the help and support we have received from Hydro Angels Over America. When people wrote us of Sheri said to keep fighting. This guy has been loved on so much by HAOA. From hospital visits, to getting his dream come true, to phone calls, prayers and letters letting us know we aren't alone.

Penny35

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It is great to see the ways that they have helped families thru the years

Sherry75

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great organization that is a great support for hydro families and truly cares

Client Served

Rating: 5

HydroAngels is amazing!! The love and support I have received here has been incredible! I received a Christmas package last year, and HydroBear helped me through a tough surgery in August! Thank you to Sheri and all who make HydroAngels possible!!