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Tuesday, December 29, 2015
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The International Chiari Association (ICA) is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization that is proud to help those with Chiari and the people that care about them. 

If you and/or a friend or relative would like to make a year-end, tax-deductible donation for 2015, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015
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International Chiari Association (ICA) Founder/President Pete Dal Bello will celebrate his 44th birthday on Thursday, December 10, and the all-volunteer nonprofit organization is encouraging everyone to wear purple to promote Chiari Awareness. 

This is in addition to ICA Purple Fridays, where purple is also worn for the same reason.

Purple has been the color for Chiari Awareness since the 1970s, but the ICA was the first to actively promote the color.

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Thursday, November 26, 2015
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The International Chiari Association (ICA) wants to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. 

"Thanksgiving is one of the most popular celebrations in America," said ICA Founder/President Pete Dal Bello. "I hope that everyone, throughout the world, takes a moment today to think about some of the things they are thankful for." 

Dal Bello, who has been on a medical leave of absence since Aug. 4, added that his health is improving. He expects 2016 to be a big year for both the ICA, which is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization, and for him personally.

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Thursday, September 17, 2015
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By PETE DAL BELLO 

Medical appointments are often brief and expensive. This is why preparation is so important and I have written this article to increase your chances of getting the most out of your time at the doctor's office. 

The route Chiari patients usually take is to go from ...

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Thursday, September 17, 2015
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The International Chiari Association (ICA) announced that Founder/President Pete Dal Bello, who has been on a medical leave of absence since Aug. 4, wanted to thank everyone for their good thoughts and/or prayers.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015
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The International Chiari Association (ICA) announced that Founder/President Pete Dal Bello will be taking a medical leave of absence. Dal Bello made the decision after going to the ER on Monday and Saturday of last week with burning pain. 

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Thursday, June 25, 2015
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Aaron Cortese recently graduated from high school and has made many friends with his courage and humor despite his health problems. 

The Colorado teen suffers from Chiari and scoliosis. He is confined to a wheelchair and has had 50 surgeries in his young life. 

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Thursday, June 4, 2015
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By PETE DAL BELLO 

Medical appointments are often brief and expensive. This is why preparation is so important and I have written this article to increase your chances of getting the most out of your time at the doctor's office. 

The route Chiari patients usually take is to go from ...

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Thursday, June 4, 2015
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According to several sources, Natali Masarskaya passed away in her sleep on Wednesday. The Chiarian was 19 years old and the cause of death is not known at this time. 

Masarskaya was a premed student at UMass Boston. She also suffered from Pfeiffer Syndrome and Jackson-Weiss Syndrome, among other health problems, and had more than 30 surgeries during her lifetime. 

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Thursday, May 21, 2015
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The ICA's Twitter page provides Chiari-related news and information.

To follow the page, and remember to tell your family and friends, please click on the following link: https://twitter.com/IntlChiariAssn

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