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By Tom Corwin
The Augusta Chronicle 

Once rare ailment now seen more often


April 12, 2017

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Two-year-old Adalyn Dempsey, of Dearing, toddled around a playroom on the fourth floor of the Children's Hospital of Georgia at Augusta University, blissfully unaware she has a serious medical condition that also connects her to a very famous golfer who co-founded Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament.

Adalyn has Chiari Malformation and the late Bobby Jones had a related condition called syringomyelia that he lived with from 1944 until his death in 1971, according to the Chiari & Syringomyelia Foundation. There is a Bobby Jones Society that supports the...

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