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Chiari Awareness Month, young man battles condition since birth

Posted at 12:05 AM, Sep 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-14 03:20:28-04

September is Chiari Awareness Month, bringing attention to a rare genetic condition involving the brain. It causes brain tissue to grow into the spinal canal causing sometimes-severe pain.


David Waybright was born with Chiari Malformation, but it wasn’t until the age of nine that he finally received that diagnosis.


Once his family knew the name behind his condition, they took immediate action and now David lives every day pursuing his goals and motivating others who also have Chiari. 


His mom, Amber Waybright, organizes an annual walk to help those living with Chiari and it is happening this Saturday, September 15 at 6:00 p.m.


The walk will be at Emerald Cove Park on Patton Way and Hageman Road. You can visit their Facebook for more information.