My name is Ashlyn. I am 19 years old and I’m from Central Texas. I was diagnosed with Chiari 2 weeks before my 18th birthday. Exactly three months from my diagnosis date I had a decompression surgery done. It is been almost a year and a half since my surgery and I can honestly say it’s been a crazy journey. Shortly after my surgery I was diagnosed with Basilar Invagination. My symptoms sadly only went away for about two weeks and then they came straight back which is when I was diagnosed with BI and hydrocephalus. I published an article on the Fight like A Girl website if y’all would like to check it out! It a very detailed story of my fight against Chiari Malformation. I currently study Diagnosis Medical Sonography in hopes of specializing in neuro-sonography.