Raising money for increased awareness

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From receiving money, to raising money, a community gathered today at Riverfront Park to 'conquer Chiari.'

Multiple familes came out who've had loved ones affected by this disorder, walking for them, and raising spirits as well as funds.

Kim Dean, who's great-nephew suffers from Chiari Malformation, explained what the disorder really does, and what steps those that suffer with it have to go through.

"Thomas' brain has down near his neck, they go in, and remove parts of your skull, and open up part of your vertebre to try and give your spinal fluid relief to go around your brain," said Dean.

Dean went on to say that these surgeries aren't a cure, simply a band-aid and that's what makes it vital that people become aware of this growing issue.

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