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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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In My Area

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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  • May 20, 2019
  • BAF
  • Blog

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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