I’ve found my first pick-me-up in my Chiari Journey, well second pick me up, I’d say the online support groups are my first pick me up .
While researching more about Chiari Awareness and Support, I stumbled upon how September is Chiari Awareness Month, and during September there are Chiari Walks and Awareness Events Nation wide the whole month.
I’ve joined a team, who has a fundraiser goal, and I have an individual fundraiser goal. All proceeds going towards Chiari Research to help find effective treatments, surgical procedures, and even make steps towards a cure. Now this is a pick me up, because this team is full of ladies who live 6 hours north of me, who have asked me to join their team for the walk, and it’s a pick-me-up to meet others in person, spread awareness, raise funds for research, and have a day full of positivity and fun activities to look forward to. It will feel great to be “normal” for a day, even if it means sucking up my symptoms and bearing and gritting the pain I’ll be in the whole time.
Looking forward to the walk, the activities, meeting new people and making new friends, heres to a positive pick me up throughout the painful, and hard journey that is Chiari .