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– Nelson Mandela

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Chiari affects every aspect of our lives, seeking what it can devour, so vigilance is imperative.

The Majbrit Jessen Story – A Chiari Warrior’s Journey

June 27, 2018

The Ryan & Zona McGee Story – A Chiari Angel’s Fight

July 9, 2018

Our Vision

July 22, 2018

Suicide Prevention List – International & By State

September 1, 2018

US Government Officials Endorse Inhumane Torture of Chronic Pain Patients

September 5, 2018

How Much Are You Worth?

October 15, 2018

FAMILY MEMBERS AND FRIENDS… I really NEED you to listen to this and just try to understand! (***Strong Language***)

October 17, 2018

FAMILY MEMBERS AND FRIENDS… I really NEED you to listen to this and just try to understand! (***Revised: Clean Version***)

October 17, 2018

You The Advocate: Getting Started With Self Advocacy

November 7, 2018

The Chiari Malformation Ehlers-Danlos Connection

November 11, 2018

One Painful Fight – Get Ready To Rumble!!!

November 11, 2018

What’s In A Name? An Expansive Review of the Name and Definition of Chiari Malformation

November 11, 2018

The Diagnosis – Round One

November 11, 2018

The Important Questions to Ask Your Neurosurgeon

November 11, 2018

Overview: Chiari Comorbidities & Etiological/Pathological Co-factors

November 11, 2018

Overview: Chiari Treatment Options & Potential Pitfalls

November 11, 2018

Overview: Complications Associated With A Chiari Decompression

November 11, 2018

A Bruised Mind – Chiari & Depression

November 11, 2018

Finding Hope In The Seemingly Hopeless Chiari Fight!

November 11, 2018

Overview: Craniocervical Instability and Related Disorders

November 11, 2018

The Eric Michael Nault Story – A Chiari Angel’s Fight

November 12, 2018

The Denelle Crespo Story – A Chiari Warrior’s Journey

November 12, 2018

Palliative Care: An Essential for EDS & Chiari Families

December 11, 2018

The Christopher Ellington Story – A Chiari Warrior’s Journey [Updated]

December 19, 2018

Breaking The Cycle

January 9, 2019

This Disease Called A Blessing

January 28, 2019

My Husband, My Caretaker, My Hero

February 14, 2019

Health & Fitness: Walking In Your Power!

February 18, 2019

Overview: Cerebrospinal Fluid Leaks

March 4, 2019

The Michelle Cole Story – A Chiari Warrior’s Journey

June 25, 2019

Walnut-Crusted Chicken Salad with Blueberry Balsamic Vinaigrette – “Anti-Inflammatory”

June 29, 2019

When A Chiari Woman Passes Away

June 29, 2019

A Mother’s Story

June 29, 2019

Overview: Chiari Malformation [Revised]

July 8, 2019

Brain Under Pressure – Understanding Intracranial Hypertension [Revised]

July 8, 2019

Bridges are built as a means to assist people in getting over the things that obstruct their path. We are constantly facing obstacles when it comes to our health, so we decided to build a bridge! Chiari Bridges is a non-profit network built by Chiarians for Chiarians. Our goal is to provide information, substantiated by published studies, in a way that is easy to understand. We encourage readers, to not only read our articles, but look up every study for themselves and read that too. Print it out and sit down with a highlighter; read it as many times as necessary until you understand; then use it to talk to your doctors. Our doctors are under no obligation to read our articles, but they should be willing to read officially published studies from journals, especially those specific to their profession. As many of our authors are patients as well, all authors sharing original pieces will be writing under pseudo-ghost names, to protect them from being black-listed by their doctors. Chiari Bridges is not affiliated with any physician or medical group. You should in no way use this site as a replacement for diagnosis, treatment, or medical from a qualified medical professional. The information provided on our website is strictly for educational purposes, in order to help further the understanding of Chiari, and its associated conditions. Our goal is to share our collective experiences and the information we have gathered, with those in need of answers, that it may increase your knowledge and guide you in conversations with your doctors.