In March 2017 my mother went in for a hearing exam, due to some weakened function in her right ear was given an MRI. Results showed an aneurysm on the right side of her brain and she was referred to a neurosurgeon for an MRA and angiogram. These tests confirmed a brain aneurysm that needed treatment. Shortly after these tests she had surgery to clip the aneurysm. We are fortunate that the surgery went well and blessed that now at 70 years old she is fully recovered and thriving.
It was early detection through a MRI/MRA and angiogram that saved her from a rupture. We are grateful for the early detection that allowed for this positive outcome for our family and want to raise awareness for others!
Born and raised in Boston, I still remember passing out water along the marathon route when I was young. Now as 40 is around the corner, I love the idea of running my first marathon at home in Boston as a way to raise awareness for the Brain Aneurysm Foundation and to honor my mother's strength and courage.
My wife and I consider ourselves a team and we'd appreciate you joining our team on this journey of community, commitment and awareness. Together we can accomplish big goals!
Please consider making any size donation to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation to help raise awareness.
Let's do this!
With love and friendship,
The Brain Aneurysm Foundation was established in 1994 by a renowned Boston neurosurgeon and neurosurgical nurse practitioner who recognized unmet needs among their patients and families as well as a perilous lack of awareness about brain aneurysms among the public and the medical community. Over the ensuing 25 years, the nonprofit Brain Aneurysm Foundation has grown to become the globally recognized leader in brain aneurysm awareness, education, support, advocacy, and research funding.
Guided by a Medical Advisory Board of internationally respected brain aneurysm specialists affiliated with the world’s leading medical centers, and with grassroots support from legions of survivors and families across North America, the Brain Aneurysm Foundation has an audacious, but achievable, goal — a world without death or disability from brain aneurysms.
For more information, please visit bafound.org