Hi! My name is Mary Joyce Lictaoa. 34 years old and i have 4 kids.
Last November 2018, I was diagnosed with ARNOLD CHIARI MALFORMATION TYPE 2 with 17mm herniation
Chiari malformation type 2 (CM type II) is a type of Chiari malformation in which both the cerebellum and brain stem tissue extend into the foramen magnum (the hole at the skull base for passing of the spinal cord).CM type II is usually accompanied by a myelomeningocele (a form of spina bifida that occurs when the spinal canal and backbone do not close before birth), which can result in partial or complete paralysis of the area below the spinal opening. While the severity of CM type II can vary greatly, it can potentially cause severe, life-threatening complications during infancy or childhood.
The exact cause of CM type II is not known but it appears to be due to defects in the brain and spinal cord that occur during fetal development. Treatment includes surgery to ease symptoms and/or stop the progression of damage to the nervous system. For most people, surgery improves or stabilizes symptoms. Some people may require more than one surgery.
As months passed by, it became more symptomatic. That's why my neurosurgeon advised me to undergo "Head/brain surgery or the decompression surgery to delay the progress of my symptoms which should be done as soon as possible. But I don't have enough funds yet to undergo the said surgery.
That is why I am trying to reach out and knock in everyones heart who are willing to help and extend their goodness. This is not only for me but for my children as well. I wanted to live long for my kids.
I hope and pray that you'll take it into consideration and also please include me to your prayers. Thank you in advance! And May our Good Lord bless all of us! 🙏