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This fundraiser ended on 12/03/10

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The Family and Friends of Kristy (Feken) Emmitt are uniting to raise money to help with her Medical and Travel Costs for Surgery in Colorado

This fundraiser is to help Kristy get to Colorado to the Chiari Care Center, where she will be having her 3rd Brain Surgery for a Chiari Malformation that has resulted in Syringomyelia (a cyst that has formed in her spinal cord due to the spinal fluid being blocked). Her cyst is extremely large and is almost the full length of her spine. Doctors warn that if the cyst gets to be the full length of her spine she will more than likely be quadriplegic. This surgery is her last surgery of this type to left her brain out of the way and cut out scar tissue to get a flow of spinal fluid so the cyst will stop growing and hopefully shrink. If it is not successful she will have to have a shunt put directly into her spinal cord to drain the cyst. This is last resort for the doctors because they would have to slice her spinal cord open and this would cause certain paralysis. Where and to what extent is not known.
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