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Monday, March 16, 2015
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The International Chiari Association (ICA) is looking for Walk Site Coordinators for its 4th Annual International Chiari Walk on Saturday, September 5.  

"We look forward to September 5 and hope that everyone participates to help spread Chiari Awareness," said ICA Founder/President Pete Dal Bello. "Since we are an international organization, the walks can take place anywhere in the world. We will also soon be unveiling a Chiari Awareness T-shirt which will be a fundraiser throughout the year."

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Friday, March 13, 2015
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The International Chiari Association (ICA) is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization that helps people seven days a week.

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Wednesday, March 11, 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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Wednesday, March 11, 2015
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One day.

That's how long Leslie Johnson gave herself over to depression after her 20-week ultrasound showed spina bifida, hydrocephalus and Chiari malformation. Then she got busy learning what it meant for her baby, Carter, and her Plainfield (Illinois) family, which includes husband, Jeff, and daughters, Hailey, now 5, and Aubrey, now 3.

"We knew that Carter was ..."

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015
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The International Chiari Association (ICA) voted, 5-0, at Friday's board meeting to make Saturday, September 5, the date for the 4th Annual International Chiari Walk.  

"We look forward to September 5 and hope that everyone participates to help spread Chiari Awareness," said ICA Founder/President Pete Dal Bello. "The ICA is looking for Walk Site Coordinators and we will also soon be unveiling a Chiari Awareness T-shirt which will be a fundraiser throughout the year."

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Monday, March 9, 2015
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J.B. Holmes, a pro golfer who has Chiari, hit a hole-in-one on Saturday and finished in second place on Sunday at World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship in Miami, Florida.

Dustin Johnson made a hole-in-one on the 207-yard, par-three fourth hole and then Holmes followed with a hole-in-one. This took place in a span of about 20 minutes. To see Holmes' hole-in-one, please CLICK HERE and watch the video.

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Thursday, March 5, 2015
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C.J. Slaton dealt with headaches and fatigue for the past year or so, but more recently he felt numbness in his arm, and pain around his shoulders. 

"It moved up into my neck, and my neck started going numb," said Slaton, who is a senior at Kennedy High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. "I couldn't feel any water when I took a shower."

Slaton's symptoms became more intense after ...

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Wednesday, March 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, February 26, 2015
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International Chiari Association (ICA) Founder/President Pete Dal Bello, who has been on a medical leave of absence while helping a family member, is expected to return to the all-volunteer nonprofit organization on March 4.

"I look forward to coming back to the ICA Headquarters," Dal Bello said. "My family and I also want to thank everyone again for their thoughts, prayers and well wishes. It is always good news when someone's health continues to improve - especially when it is someone in your family." 

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Monday, November 17, 2014
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With a family member returning home from an assisted living facility on Saturday, ICA Founder/President Pete Dal Bello will be taking a medical leave of absence. 

"My role as a caregiver has been expanded and is very important to me," Dal Bello said. "I know that everyone understands."

He hopes to return soon.  

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