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  • January 20, 2020
    Tom Tinlin was lucky to survive his aneurysm. Now he’s advocating for other survivors.
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  • January 10, 2020
    2018 Research Grant Recipient developing biomaterial for treatment of aneurysms
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  • December 20, 2019
    How a brain aneurysm helped CNBC’s Sharon Epperson embrace change
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  • December 19, 2019
    Emilia Clarke Among The New Yorker’s Top 25 Stories of 2019
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  • December 12, 2019
    BAF Medical Advisory Board Member Receives Professorship
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  • December 10, 2019
    Machine Algorithm Accurately Detects Seizure Risks
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  • December 10, 2019
    Survivor and Advocate Tom Tinlin Named New Board Chair
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  • November 29, 2019
    Brain aneurysm survivor to bring her story of recovery
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  • November 15, 2019
    Stop the Pop Weekly Fact #4
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  • November 07, 2019
    Emilia Clarke Draws From Personal Experience
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  • 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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  • December 20, 2019
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How a brain aneurysm helped CNBC’s Sharon Epperson embrace change

In 2016, CNBC senior personal finance correspondent Sharon Epperson suffered a brain aneurysm at the gym. It was a terrifying, life-threatening experience, but today, she calls it “the greatest blessing that ever happened to me.”

In an interview with Know Your Value founder and “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski, Epperson discussed how the aneurysm put her in the hospital for a month. Her stay was followed by months of extensive physical and cognitive therapy. Epperson was lucky; Fifty percent of brain aneurysms are fatal. Of the survivors, 66 percent suffer a permanent neurological deficit.

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