Raise Awareness - Fund Research - Cure AVM
Kelleigh's Cause, Inc. is a not-for-profit charity founded by Kelleigh Gustafson to raise awareness of the rare and life threatening disease Arteriovenous Malformations (AVMs).
AVMs are defects of the circulatory system that are generally believed to arise during embryonic or fetal development or soon after birth. They are comprised of snarled tangles of arteries and veins. The absence of capillaries-small blood vessels that connect arteries to veins-creates a short-cut for the blood to pass directly from arteries to veins. Although AVMs can develop in many different sites, those located in the brain or spinal cord - the parts of the central nervous system - can have especially widespread effects on the body. Simply put, it is a birth defect the causes abnormal blood vessel growth.
Due to the rarity of the AVM, Kelleigh’s Causes uses its outreach efforts to create awareness of the condition and help provide information for families or patients with the disease.
Kelleigh’s Cause also funds much needed medical research. All money raised by Kelleigh’s Cause is used specifically to fund basic scientific research into the causes of AVM so we can find better treatments or a cure.
Please explore our website and Facebook page to learn more about AVM and the efforts of Kelleigh’s Cause to find better treatment or a cure for AVM.