Welcome to our team page and thanks to our amazing family and friends for supporting Zach Attack! This is our 11th Race for Hope, and as we approach this year's race, we reflect on how we got here:
Zach was diagnosed with a tectal glioma in 2007, when he was a junior in high school. The diagnosis, of course, was a shock, and required the immediate placement of a shunt to relieve the hydrocephalus caused by the tumor obstructing the flow of spinal fluid from the brain. After consultation with neurosurgeons at Johns Hopkins, we were relieved to learn that this type of tumor is "lazy" and usually stops growing once it hits surrounding tissue. In 2008, Zach's shunt malfunctioned, resulting in several hospital stays and numerous additional surgeries. Since then, however, Zach has been healthy and active. He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Maryland, and is now working in Arlington, Virginia.
Again, THANKS to all of you for suppporting Zach and this very important cause!