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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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  • 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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  • 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.

Read full spotlight here.

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