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Rachael; she/her ; Arnold Chiari Malformation and Raynauds

Arnold Chiari Malformation is a condition in which brain tissue extends into the spinal canal, present at birth.

It occurs when part of the skull is abnormally small or misshapen.

Symptoms include pain and trouble swallowing.

Treatment may involve monitoring and surgery. There are more than 200,000 reported U.S. cases per year. 

Raynaud's is a condition characterized by narrowed blood vessels in extremities, causing limited blood flow and temperature sensitivity. There are more than 200,000 recorded US cases annually. 

This subject described her Raynauds as the feeling of ants crawling on her skin, and wanted to depict her Chiari with barbed wire wrapping around her head. 

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