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  • September 21, 2020
    Gov. Kay Ivey declared September Brain Aneurysm Month in Alabama
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  • September 17, 2020
    Illinois Celebrates Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month
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  • September 15, 2020
    Brain aneurysm survivor wants to spread word about condition
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  • July 20, 2020
    Boiling point: aneurysms and high blood pressure in Black women
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  • July 09, 2020
    Emilia Clarke Thanks Healthcare Workers in New Book
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  • June 16, 2020
    Janet Sutherland Madden Advocates for Brain Aneurysm Awareness
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  • March 05, 2020
    Bachelorette Star Tyler Cameron’s Mom Passes of Brain Aneurysm
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  • February 25, 2020
    Leap of Kindness Day 2.29.20
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  • February 01, 2020
    The Silent Killer That Took My Dad’s Life
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  • January 23, 2020
    Can Artificial Intelligence be used to Diagnose Brain Aneurysms?
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Support groups
  • AdventHealth Brain Aneurysm Support Group

    Winter Park, FL

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  • Baltimore Brain Aneurysm Foundation Support Group

    Lutherville-Timonium, MD

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  • Bay Area Aneurysm and Vascular Malformation Support Group

    San Francisco, CA

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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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