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  • September 12, 2019
    Meet Research Grant Recipient: Theresa Lansdell
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  • September 06, 2019
    Brain Aneurysm Survivor Raising Awareness
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  • September 03, 2019
    Minimally invasive procedure to fix brain aneurysms
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  • September 03, 2019
    Meet Research Grant Recipient: William Dodd
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  • September 03, 2019
    Sensor Monitors Brain Aneurysms Post Treatment
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  • August 28, 2019
    Meet Research Grant Recipient: Hiroki Sato, MD
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  • August 23, 2019
    Wireless monitoring of blood flow
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  • August 21, 2019
    Meet Research Grant Recipient: Santiago Gomez-Paz
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  • August 15, 2019
    What to Know About Brain Aneurysms
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  • August 15, 2019
    Easton brain aneurysm survivor runs to commemorate her recovery
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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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  • Beth Israel Deaconess Brain Aneurysm Support Group

    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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