MRI for Brain Surgery

I want to preface this with saying I am fully aware that I'm not the only one struggling or falling on hard times at the moment given the current state of everything. 

    In as little words as possible, after my most recent appointment with my Neurologist, it's looking more and more like I'm going to be needing a type of brain surgery to prevent further progression of my condition. 

    Before consulting with a Neurosurgeon, I've been prescribed a specific type of MRI of my cervical spine to set up what my next steps will be. 

    I've been searching relentlessly for a facility that could preform this type of MRI for a lower cost or offer some type of assistance. Because of the type of MRI, and the current circumstances with Covid-19, many of the smaller facilities are unable to provide this service, leaving larger facilities such as hospitals as the only option, and unfortunately, the most expensive.

Receiving this MRI is a crucial next step, and with this information, I'm hoping it will aid in receiving medical coverage which I've been unable to obtain for my medical needs despite my best efforts thus far. 

The condition(s) this pertains to:
Chiari 1 Malformation
https://rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/chiari-malformations/

Syringomelia 
https://rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/syringomyelia/

  Within the past year, my condition has continued to worsen, resulting in more bad days than good. Most of my life is spent trying to manage/prevent head pain among a variety of other symptoms. I've spent years researching, joining groups for advice, and trying a long list of medications and other treatment options with very little to no relief. 

    Before my symptoms reached this level of severity, I was earning a living doing something that I loved, working with animals was my life's passion. My hope is to get back to being able to help myself and to get my life as close to normal as I can, or at least with less pain. 

    Thank you for taking time to read this. Anything would be appreciated, and I intend to update my progress along the way.
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