When Elton was only 6-months-old, his parents noticed that their little boy had no head control and that the soft spot on his head was getting larger instead of smaller. Elton’s doctor ran a CAT scan and later an MRI that showed that little Elton had a large tumor the size of a softball on the left side of his brain. This tumor was found to be a rare type of tumor called a Choroid Plexus Papilloma that is associated with Hydrocephalus, or “water on the brain,” which Elton also has. After the discovery of the tumor, Elton suffered through 6 surgeries to remove the whole tumor and put plates in his head. After the surgeries, Elton began experiencing seizures that have continued through the years and for which he follows a daily medication regimen.
For his wish, Elton went on a fabulous shopping spree! He had a wonderful time and got everything that he wanted!