"how the show differed from their reality" ? How about, the show was a ridiculous fairytale episode about a condition the writers cared little enough about to really reseach it. It was offensive and disappointing and frankly, IMHO, made
very light of a potentially serious deformitiy. If I was a regular watcher, and if I didn't have Chiari, I would have thought NOTHING of it afterwards. In fact I doubt I would even remember the name "Chiari".