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    Survivor Says: ‘Any awareness makes me feel less alone’
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    Final Run for the Susco 8K: Running With Tim
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    Meet Research Grant Recipient: Devin McBride
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    Meet Research Grant Recipient: Koji Hosaka
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    Meet Research Grant Recipient: Theresa Lansdell
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    Brain Aneurysm Survivor Raising Awareness
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  • Baltimore Brain Aneurysm Foundation Support Group

    Lutherville-Timonium, MD

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    San Francisco, CA

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    Boston, MA

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  • July 18, 2019
  • BAF
  • Blog

For aneurysm survivor, healing looks like a gold medal

At 18, Courtney Bender was lucky to be alive.

On a May morning, she woke up with a terrible headache and then, suddenly, was no longer able to breathe. An aneurysm had ruptured in her brain stem, destroying a third of the right side of her brain.

After a life-saving surgery, a doctor, taking stock of her partial paralysis, her new memory struggles, her vision impairment and her slurred speech, told the family Bender would never recover.

Read full article with quote from BAF here.



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