WHEREAS, Chiari Malformation is a neurological disorder first identified by Austrian pathologist Professor Hans Chiari in the 1890's and it is categorized in order of severity: CM types I, II, III and IV; and
WHEREAS, Chiari Malformation is a condition in which the lower portion of the brain descends into the upper cervical region; and
WHEREAS, symptoms usually appear during adolescence or early adulthood and can include severe head and neck pain, vertigo, muscle weakness, balance problems, blurred vision or double vision, difficulty swallowing and sleep apnea; and
WHEREAS, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke at the National Institutes of Health is conducting research to find alternative surgical options and identify the cause of the malformation to create improved treatment and prevention plans; and
WHEREAS, the annual Conquer Chiari Walk Across America in Las Vegas, Nevada is an opportunity to come together to raise awareness and build support;
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 19th day of August, 2016.