Sarah Levis

August 12-12-12 Project Member

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About Sarah:

Sarah Levis is a freelance writer, disability advocate, and the voice of the award-winning “Girl Win The Cane” blog. She uses her experiences of acquiring and living with the effects of physical disability, and of her volunteer and paid work with people with intellectual disabilities, to approach disability advocacy, education and associated issues in new and exciting ways. Sarah is 34 and lives with her two cats, with whom she is in a constant battle for control of her apartment.

Condition: Arteriovenous malformations (AVM)

According The Merck Manual:

AVMs are tangled, dilated blood vessels in which arteries flow directly into veins. AVMs occur most often at the junction of cerebral arteries, usually within the parenchyma of the frontal-parietal region, frontal lobe, lateral cerebellum, or overlying occipital lobe. AVMs can bleed or directly compress brain tissue; seizures or ischemia may result.