Hello #Mooselings! PLEASE READ! ~
Not only is September the month that we all get to converge to Maine for the festival we all have grown to love so much, it is also a month dedicated to bringing awareness to Chiari Malformation Syndrome. So, The Great North Family would like to acknowledge our full support of#chiariawarenessmonth.
I'm sure your first reaction is, "What is Chiari?"...and that is normal because it is something that is in GR8 need of awareness.
Chiari Malformation is a neurological disorder where part of the brain-the cerebellum-descends out of the skull into the spinal area. This results in compression of parts of the brain and spinal cord, and disrupts the normal flow of spinal fluid leaving anyone with it at risk of paralysis or death and left to deal with heavily debilitating chronic pain. Most with this need brain surgery after brain surgery to help offer any quality of life, and at this time there is absolutely no cure.
Please consider making a donation to this important cause! There will be donation boxes set up at the Box Office and Merch Tent!
1 in 1000 Americans battle this unfortunate life changing illness, and lives are taken regularly, yet it gets next to no attention from the medical world, as unaware doctors constantly over-look its diagnosis. So please, being the wonderful humans all you #Mooselings are, become familiar with Chiari Malformation and spread the word so we can get the attention needed to help further research. It could save someone's life some day!
Lastly we wanna give a big Moose shout out to one of our GR8 North alumni Cindra Zambo who is a Chiari Warrior and who will be going in for a BIG surgery in November!! Good Luck to you from all of us!!
#goodluckcindy! #purpleribbon #purple4chiari#zipperheads #chiarimatterstoo#gr8northsupportschiari