On the record ... with Shelby Johnson
DeKALB – It has been almost five years since Shelby Johnson received the diagnosis that profoundly affected her life.
“We went to one doctor on Halloween when I was 14, and then within a week we went to another doctor and he referred me to a doctor in Chicago,” said Johnson, a 19-year-old student at Kishwaukee College. “When we saw the doctor in Chicago he said he had an opening the next day for surgery.”
Johnson was diagnosed with Chiari malformation, a potentially debilitating brain condition caused by the cerebellum and brain stem developing improperly in the upper part of the spinal column, putting pressure on those parts of the brain and restricting the flow of fluid between the spine and brain.
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