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Thursday, February 9, 2012
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Rhett Lamb, a 3-year-old boy with Chiari, finally had a full night's sleep for the first time in his life after doctors performed surgery.

We will post a video of Rhett's journey later today.

READ A BRIEF ARTICLE ABOUT HIM HERE

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012
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A woman, pregnant with triplets, writes about her journey. "Baby Girl A" has Chiari, Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus.

READ ABOUT IT HERE

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Monday, February 6, 2012
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A story about a young lady with Chiari and her horse.

CLICK HERE FOR THE ARTICLE

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Monday, February 6, 2012
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ICA Founder/President Pete Dal Bello spoke at the Rotary Club of Montecito on Jan. 31 in Santa Barbara, CA.

HERE IS THE ROTARY'S NEWSLETTER WITH ARTICLE AND PHOTO

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Friday, February 3, 2012
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His team won't be playing in the Super Bowl, but today the ICA will focus on Oakland Raiders offensive lineman Bruce Campbell. Why are we reporting on an NFL player? Well, Campbell has Chiari.

We will have information on his interesting life and career throughout the day.

HERE IS PART OF HIS BIO. The "brain issue" listed under WEAKNESSES is Chiari.

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Friday, February 3, 2012
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While Bruce Campbell has played in 14 games in his two seasons in the NFL, both with the Oakland Raiders, he made the most news before he was drafted. At the NFL Combine, he was so impressive in his workouts that people wondered when he would be selected. It was also where his Chiari (he underwent surgery in high school) became a concern to NFL teams. READ FULL ARTICLE

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Friday, February 3, 2012
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While Bruce Campbell would be drafted in the fourth round (106th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft, there were many people at the combine wondering when he would be selected. "If there is a negative Campbell has besides experience, it's a condition called Arnold-Chiari," wrote Jan Hubbard of Fort Worth Star Telegram. READ ABOUT THIS AND MORE BY CLICKING HERE

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Friday, February 3, 2012
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Chiarians are often told to avoid contact sports, which is why Bruce Campbell's NFL career is rare and amazing. How is it possible? Campbell has many things going for him: (1) His surgery in high school was apparently successful and he doesn't mention having Chiari-related symptoms, such as debilitating headaches. If he did, there is no way his football career would have lasted this long. (2) His size (6-foot-6, 315 pounds) and "super human" strength and speed are all assets. In 2010, one NFL scout said that Campbell "has the best body of anyone I've ever seen." CONTINUED IN PART II.

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Friday, February 3, 2012
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(3) Genetics also helps Bruce Campbell, as his father was a college basketball star who was drafted by the New Jersey Nets in 1978. (4) While offensive line is a tough, physical position, Campbell doesn't face the kind of hits like a quarterback or running back. Do I recommend that people with Chiari play football? No, but Bruce Campbell is one of those rare people that has proved that he not only can play, but play at the highest level.

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Monday, January 30, 2012
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Pro Golfer J.B. Holmes, who has Chiari, missed the cut on Friday at the Farmers Insurance Open in La Jolla, CA. The tournament was his first competitive golf in more than five months. Click on the below link for the full story on the final day of the tournament, which took place on Sunday and was won by Brandt Snedeker:

READ FULL ARTICLE, WHICH INCLUDES A LINK TO THE FINAL LEADERBOARD

Holmes shot 76 on Thursday and had a 69 on Friday.

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