Hydrocephalus in Caldwell County

hydro-3CALDWELL COUNTY, NC (September 19, 2016)…Lucas Garland and Elizabeth Norris pictured at the 4th Annual Greater Charlotte Hydrocephalus Walk. Both Lucas and Elizabeth are residents of Caldwell County and live everyday with the condition Hydrocephalus. 1 in 500 people have this condition that causes an accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid in the ventricles. The only treatment is brain surgery. Combined Lucas and Elizabeth have had 11 brain surgeries. Both have a shunt that was developed in the 1950’s. Families of Lucas and Elizabeth joined with hundreds of people on Saturday, September 17th to walk for a cure and raise awareness for hydrocephalus. Visit hydroassoc.org to learn more about Hydrocephalus.

Info and photo courtesy of Elizabeth Norris.