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Thursday, March 15, 2012
News Article

Steve McCoy has kept readers informed about Chiari, as his wife Molly suffers from the disorder. Molly has had two brain surgeries and has an MRI scheduled for Friday. Click on the following for his MOLLY & CHIARI BLOG.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012
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Lisa Black, a 27-year-old woman in the U.K., has spent most of her childhood years in and out of hospitals but she never complains about her plight. "It's been never ending but she always says 'there's someone worse off than me'," said Irene Black, her mother. While Lisa has battled a long list of health problems, her most recent surgery (number 24) was for Chiari. READ FULL ARTICLE

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012
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Connor Ventura and Kelly DeMarrais each talk about their battles with Chiari. In addition to their articles, there is also video footage. Click on the following for VENTURA's LINK, which also links to the other pages.

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Monday, March 12, 2012
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Alaina Guay is a 14-year-old girl who was diagnosed with Chiari when she was six. READ FULL ARTICLE

NOTE: The article includes the following: "The exact cause and origins of the incurable disease are unknown, although it is believed to be genetic." While there are some cases of Chiari that are genetic, we do not know the exact percentage at this time.

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Monday, March 12, 2012
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Jeanette Badger has faced many things in life, including Chiari, and she is hoping that her book will inspire others. “The decision to write my book came after I needed brain surgery," she said. “I sat there wishing I had done it earlier, thinking now I may never be around to do it and my children will grow up never knowing who I was." READ FULL ARTICLE

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Friday, March 9, 2012
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Learn more about it at the ICA's Facebook page. CLICK HERE

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012
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Here is an article about a woman with Chiari in Plainview, Texas. Remember that Chiari affects 1 in 1,000 people, NOT 1 in 100,000 as stated in the article. READ FULL ARTICLE

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012
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"My Chiari developed from the shunt that I have, over-draining and causing my brain to sag," she writes. "When the brain sagged, my brain stem herniated into the spine.  Mine is a significant Chiari of approximately 8 mm, and is very symptomatic for me." READ FULL ARTICLE

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Monday, March 5, 2012
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When a "stinger" set in after making a tackle and lingered for days, a college football linebacker knew he had to find out what was wrong. It turned out that he has Chiari. READ FULL ARTICLE AND SEE VIDEO

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Thursday, March 1, 2012
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At 30, Alyssa Becthold has done a lot of living. In October 2005, back at work from having a second child, something went wrong. "I lost vision and I went completely black for 6-7 minutes and the headaches started. I was having some neck pain and it all came on all of a sudden," she said. CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING FOR THE 2-PART STORY: Part 1 and Part 2

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