I had a dream that I found out that I had Chiari. I was devastated. I cried. I didn't know how I was going to function with Chiari for the rest of my life. I didn't want to have brain surgery. Then, in my dream, I thought about Ashlyn and her strength. I dreamt about her having surgery and how brave she was, and that if my daughter could do it, then I could do it. I wanted to be strong for Ashlyn.
Thankfully, this was all a dream, but it really got me thinking.
Ashlyn has taught us so much during this Chiari journey, but most of all, she has taught us about HOPE.