"I thought to myself there's two roads I can choose here; I can lie down and become a statistic of an illness that can't be cured; or I can try to get on the best I can and prove the predictions wrong. So I did."
Blake Beckford was the first fitness model to win a national fitness competition with an ostomy. He was also diagnosed with a Chiari malformation, here he shares his story
For over 25 years we have been supporting people affected by neurological problems
On 4 November 2017, Brain & Spine Foundation organised a one-day conference for adults affected by Chiari malformations and associated conditions
We're very grateful to our corporate partners for their support