Austin Honda dealership helps raise awareness, funds for team member's daughter's brain condition

Howdy Honda shares Katelyn Norton's experience with rare brain tumor

AUSTIN, Texas, May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Austin Honda dealership, Howdy Honda, is hoping to raise awareness and financial support for one of its valued automotive specialists, Mike Norton. He and his family encountered a challenging obstacle when his daughter, Katelyn, was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor called a schwannoma tumor. Even after undergoing a serious surgery and intensive rehabilitation, Katelyn has unfortunately had to deal with the return of the tumor. The team at Howdy Honda wants to share Katelyn's story and offer financial and emotional support for the Norton family. 

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Katelyn Norton is a resilient 15-year-old who has already survived surgery and treatment for her schwannoma tumor, which is also evident in her continued battle after regrowth was discovered during a routine neurological appointment. Katelyn has maintained a positive attitude and smile despite experiencing complications resulting from her first surgery. 

After losing her hearing in one ear and experiencing paralysis on one side of her face, Katelyn has had to live with complications that impact her daily life. In addition to wanting to reverse the damage of said surgical complications, the Norton family is also seeking additional treatment to eliminate the schwannoma regrowth.

The economic impact of Katelyn's condition has put the Norton family in a tough financial spot. The team at Howdy Honda encourages drivers, friends and generous donors to get involved to make the journey to recovery a much easier one for Katelyn and her family. Financial contributions can be made on Katelyn's YouCaring site or by contacting The family is also welcoming prayers and positive thoughts during this challenging time. 

For more information on how to get involved, contact Howdy Honda today. Donors can also share the Norton family's story through social media and e-mail.

Media Contact: Iris Claudio, Howdy Honda, 512-443-4300,

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