Our Patients’ Stories

Alexandra: Making Progress with Hydrocephalus


Alexandra’s diagnosis: spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy, hydrocephalus and epilepsy. Due to the care and expertise of ANA and Dr. Fried, Alexandra is making progress with hydrocephalus, living happily one day at a time.

Giana & Tina DiLascio


A mother and her 13-year-old daughter share their experience as they navigate the world of hydrocephalus.


Watch Giana DiLascio – Advice to Hydrocephalus Patients

Joseph and Alexander


Joseph speaks out about his experience with ANA as his baby son, Alexander, was diagnosed with Craniofacial Disorder.

Christina Murden


Christina tells her story of her brain tumor and extreme gratitude of Dr. Fried and the rest of the ANA staff.


Watch Christina’s experience with ANA

Denise Murden


Denise talks about her experience as a parent of a daughter going through treatment for a brain tumor.

Katherine Peronas

In the first grade, Katherine had a stroke and was then diagnosed with moyamoya disease. After a long road to recovery, Katherine is now just like any normal 7th grader.

Matthew Bolger

19-year-old Matthew fell victim to a gunshot wound to his head. Thanks to Dr. Allison Rathmann, Matthew beat the odds and is on the road to recovery.

Victoria Vega

Victoria was just 5-years-old when she had her first epileptic seizure. As the seizures became regular and uncontrollable, Victoria had cerebral surgery with Dr. Fried. Today, Victoria is a healthy 11-year-old.

Verona Wedderdurn’s


Verona Wedderdurn was in so much back and neck pain, she couldn’t even sit… Read more →