Hydrocephalus defined = is an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) within cavities in the brain called ventricles. Cerebrospinal fluid is produced in the ventricles and in the choroid plexus. It circulates through the ventricular system in the brain and is absorbed into the bloodstream. This fluid is in constant circulation and has many functions, including to surround the brain and spinal cord and act as a protective cushion against injury. It contains nutrients and proteins necessary for the nourishment and normal function of the brain, and carries waste products away from surrounding tissues. Hydrocephalus occurs when there is an imbalance between the amount of CSF that is produced and the rate at which it is absorbed. As the CSF builds up, it causes the ventricles to enlarge and the pressure inside the head to increase.
> 1 million people in the USA currently live with Hydrocephalus
> 1-2 babies born out of every 1000 will be born with it
> it is the most common reason for brain surgery in children
Our local Border Patrol team has taken up this cause, and we think it's a great one! To get involved with their fund raiser and play some golf at the same time, follow the link below. Help some great kids and have some fun at Downriver Golf Course June 3rd. You better hurry the spots are filling up fast!