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  • June 10, 2019
    Stanford’s new AI can help doctors spot brain aneurysms
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  • June 09, 2019
    Stanford researchers develop artificial intelligence tool to help detect brain aneurysms
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  • May 20, 2019
    Emilia Clarke – A Battle for My Life
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  • May 20, 2019
    Spotlight on Brain Aneurysm Survivor Tom Tinlin
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  • April 02, 2019
    These Are the Differences Between a Stroke and an Aneurysm
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  • April 01, 2019
    CNBC’s Sharon Epperson almost died from a brain aneurysm
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  • April 01, 2019
    How Game of Thrones Actress Emilia Clarke Survived Two Aneurysms
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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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  • May 20, 2019
  • BAF
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Spotlight on Brain Aneurysm Survivor Tom Tinlin

Growing up and still living in South Boston, Massachusetts, I don’t find myself to be a truly open person. I tend to hold things a little close. That was until a ruptured brain aneurysm almost ended my life on April 30, 2017. Laying in the ICU for two weeks, and not being out of the preverbal “woods” for 30 days, I decided that my life needed some changes. I gave up my high stress, high profile government job and decided I wanted to enter into private practice and spend more time with my family. I also decided that I wanted to take my experience and ongoing recovery and share it with all who would listen to try and educate people on the startling facts that 1 in 50 people have an undiagnosed brain aneurysm and an aneurysm ruptures every 18 minutes. I wanted to educate people as to the warning signs and I found the perfect partner to do it……the Brain Aneurysm Foundation (BAF). The BAF is the national leader in education, awareness and the largest private funder for research. The support they gave me, my family and friends made it apparent that they know their stuff.

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