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Hello, my name is Andrea. I am a mother of 2 boys, ages 6 and 9, and I am currently unable to work, because I have Chiari Malformation.
What is Chiari? It is a serious neurological disorder where the bottom part of the brain, the cerebellum, descends out of the skull and crowds the spinal cord, putting pressure on both the brain and spine and causing MANY symptoms.
The neurosurgeon I begin to see on December 15th is 3 hours away, and my husband is only able to work part-time, so I just wish to help my husband take me to my neurosurgeon appointments this year.
I’m so greatful for life and everything/ everyone in it, and I truly believe that with your help I may be able to find answers that will allow me to be more active in the life of my family and friends.
I appreciate u all who donate from the bottom of my heart. Please make sure to send me an email, email@example.com, because I’d love to thank you, and mail you a handmade, crocheted gift!
More Info on Chiari from Wikipedia:
Chiari malformation, is a malformation of the brain. It consists of a downward displacement of the cerebellar tonsilsthrough the foramen magnum (the opening at the base of the skull), sometimes causing non-communicating hydrocephalus as a result of obstruction of cerebrospinal fluid(CSF) outflow. The cerebrospinal fluid outflow is caused by phase difference in outflow and influx of blood in the vasculatureof the brain.
Chiari can cause
muscle weakness in the head and face,
impaired coordination, and, in severe cases,
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