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Published on July 18th, 2011 | by DerbyLife

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Kill The Vein, Save The Brain

Michelle Lyon, better known to her sister skaters as Pirate Killings of the River City Toller Girls, is in need of your help. The 25 year old skater was first diagnosed with a large cerebral arteriovenous malformation (AVM) after having a seizure during a roller derby bout. According to her fundraising campaign, “An AVM is an abnormal connection between the arteries and veins in the brain that usually forms before birth. It bears the risks of hemorrhage, stroke, even death.”

Michelle has designed and is hand-printing a run of tee-shirts to try to raise funds to cover her anti-seizure medication, medical bills, and hopefully surgery and treatment, as she is (like so many of us) uninsured. Read more about Kill The Vein, Save The Brain and Michelle on facebook.

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