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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;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  September 2, 2016

 Chiari Malformation Awareness Month in Nevada

 

 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval & Barbara Cegaske