Hi, my name is Julia and I was diagnosed with a Chairi Malformation. I am 24 years old and my life has been tipped upside down. I was diagnosed in 2012 after seeking private treatment for my headaches. Essentially my brain dropped onto my spinal cord blocking fluid flowing around my spine and brain. This problem came with severe symptoms. My eyesight is deteriorating, I have lost control of my bladder and the pain is that bad I am on a permanent drip of Morphine. This illness has caused me to lose my job. I used to have a well paid job working with Boots. I had to leave due to my inability to get up and move around. I had the iperation on 25th Feb. It has been estimated that I will be recovering up to a year. This operation meant I had no income. I have fallen behind on my mortgage and can no longer afford University. I am trying to raise money to put me in the clear for the next few months and maybe see if I can afford to learn. Anything would be greatfully appreciated. I have sold a lot of clothes, done bakesales and scrimped on food just so I can keep my dog healthy.