Caleb was diagnosed with normal pressure hydrocephalus when he was born. This condition occurs when there is a buildup of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain and is usually treated with a surgically placed shunt in the child’s brain to drain the fluid. In Caleb’s case, he underwent the surgery and had the shunt placed in his head, but it was rejected by his body. Without the shunt, the fluid in Caleb’s head is constantly building up and soon he will have to go in for surgery to expand his skull in order to give his brain more room. Because of this condition, Caleb has to wear a helmet and is sometimes confined to a wheelchair. He takes a daily medication regimen and may have to be home-schooled.
“It definitely made his day,” said Caleb’s mom. “We were all amazed at the stuff!” In addition to an Xbox 360 Pro, Microsoft sent Caleb games to go with it, an additional controller, an MP3 player, an Xbox 360 membership gold card, 4000 points worth of game downloads from their website and much much more! There were also some special surprises that really knocked Caleb’s socks off, including tickets to the St. Augustine Alligator Farm and memorabilia from his favorite NASCAR hero, Tony Stewart! Caleb and his mom are still going through the boxes, trying to find places to display all of the great gifts!