Rare Disease Community Support for those affected by Syringomyelia, Chiari Malformation, EDS, Epilepsy, Arthritis & other Diseases/Disorders

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Subscribe to our Network, and help build our community support. Membership to our Network is always FREE, but the cost to maintain the network is not, which is why we are asking members to become Subscribers for the small contribution of $20 / year. You are helping our team provide educational information, helpful resources, and provide support for those affected by Syringomyelia, Chiari Malformation & other Rare Diseases or Disorders around the world, Subscription Includes:

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Town of Ajax Ajax Civic Award (Adult) 2014 winner Carion Fenn.

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Rogers TV: Talk Durham Interviews

Debra Hutchison (Host Rogers TV- Talk Durham), Nancy (CFSCN Member), Carion Fenn (Founder), Carion Fenn Syringomyelia & Chiari Network), & Kellie (CFSCN Member).

Talk Durham - Rogers TV- Channel

Debra Talked to Carion, members of our social  network (NancyKellie), & Callers including Jamie McDonald, Sue, Harlen & Christine about the issues faced with living with Syringomyelia & Chiari Malformation. We will have segments available online soon. The response was that the show was very informative, and a great resource to help educate others. Click on the thumbnail below to view videos. 

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Next Support Group Meeting May 11, 2017 6:30PM - 8:30PM EST

Topic: Chiropractic and Naturopathic Treatments

Host: Carion Fenn Foundation in partnership with Ajax Public Library and supported by Rotary Club of Ajax.

Presenters: Dr. Michael Gauthier, Chiropractor and Dr. Chamandeep Bali, Naturopath

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Note: We are accessible WORLDWIDE, allowing everyone to join in on our support group meetings. Come and see, talk with the expert in REAL time 6:30-8:30 pm EST TICKETS ARE FREE.

How to access support: 

1) Location - Ajax Public Library (Main Branch): 55 Harwood Avenue South Ajax ON L1S 2H8 Canada.

2) Online - Skype: https://meet.lync.com/carionfennfoundation-carionfenn/cgf/JF7VDMWM   

3) Phone:  +1 (647) 749-7011  Conference ID: 92842049

Find a local number: https://dialin.lync.com/carionfenn.org/smcm  

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Syringomyelia (SM) (Sear-IN-go-my-EEL-ya); also known as SM, is a Syrinx (also known as a tubular filled cyst) that forms inside of the spinal cord. This cyst, called a syrinx, can expand and elongate over time, destroying the center of the spinal cord.

Chiari Malformation (CM) (Key-Ar-ee-mal-for-MAY-shun); are structural defects in the cerebellum, the part of the brain that controls balance. When the “tonsils” of the brain stem fall below the base of the skull, it cuts off or blocks the flow of Cerebral Spinal Fluid that runs between the brain and the spinal cord. 

Rare Diseases/ Disorders: There are over 7000 known rare diseases/disorders. 1 in 12 Canadians will be affected by a rare disease. Rare in the USA, when it affects fewer than 200,000 Americans at any given time. In Europe when a disease affects fewer than 1 in 2000 person, the disease is defined as rare. 50% of rare diseases touch children.

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Our Welcoming Angel Rochelle Basil is having surgery in the morning, please let her know we are thinking about her and wishing her well.

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Has anyone ever lost disability benefits due to a social security review?

Started by Billy Dale Mutchler . Last reply by Lori Hart (SM) Canadian Rep 4 hours ago.

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G'day All and a happy Easter,           I am confused and bewildered with my condition / symptoms doctors answers or lack of. I do not know if I make my self worse by trying to work it out and maybe find some miracle thing out there that might help…Continue

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Early morning again all,  I just recently got another MRI done, and there were some changes on it. I don't post here much, and alot of times I never get any responces either. No offence but if no one responds I am asking my question in my other…Continue

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thanks lori for birthday wishes

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