We are watching “Extreme Makeover Home Edition” right now. This mom, Julie, and her three daughters all have this condition called Chiari. Chiari is a structural defect in the part of the brain that controls balance, and it can cause all kinds of neurological problems, and in severe cases it can cause death. For 16 years I think it was, Julie didn’t know what was wrong with her. It took literally 100 doctors to finally diagnose and do surgery and get her to the point where she is today. Her daughters have inherited her condition which really bothers Julie. And to make matters worse, they lived in a chicken coop that they added on to and tried to make livable.
What is really sweet and inspiring is the fact that, in spite of Julie’s situation, she reaches out to others who have this condition and has helped so many people and their families. She is really making a difference in a lot of other people’s lives and has even helped to save lives. If you would like to know more information about the disease, go to Chiari People.