School Rallies to Aid Student With Chiari

Mon, 05/23/2016

Cailen Rundles had regular headaches, leg and back pains and vision problems as a second-grader. He "threw up all the time for no reason," his mother, Elizabeth Burnett Rundles, said. 

Seventeen trips to the doctor during that year found nothing. But an MRI on April 13, 2013, revealed Cailen has Chiari malformation, for which there is no cure. 

In two years and four months, he had five brain surgeries. 

Despite those problems, he has kept up with his classmates and is now an 11-year-old fifth-grader at Mount Vernon Exploratory School in Gainesville, Georgia. 

He had ... 

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