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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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Personal Stories

The brain aneurysm community may seem small, but if you have been impacted in some way, whether you are a survivor, caregiver, friend, or have lost someone to an aneurysm, you start to realize how many people are impacted and that the community is unfortunately greater than you realized. At support group meetings, most often survivors and caregivers share their stories. Telling the story of survival, coping with a changed loved one, or loss is critical for all to move forward and begin healing. Sharing the written story also helps both the writer and the reader. Please share your store with our community, and see what others have to say. Together we can learn and become stronger.

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  • 8 Year Old Elianna’s Story

    My daughter’s name is Elianna and she’s an 8-year-old healthy girl. One day she hit her head when she jumped..

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  • A Lucky Man

    by Bill Kelly About 9 months ago, I was awakened by the most pounding headache of my life. I do..

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  • A Marine’s Strength and Will To Live

    by James McKinney In his own words... It was August 18, 1995, and I was a 25-year old Corporal in..

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  • A New Aneurysm-Defeating Procedure

    Interventional neurologists at McLaren Macomb Hospital have successfully performed Macomb County’s first Pipeline Flex embolization, a minimally invasive neurological procedure..

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  • A New Treatment Against Aneurysms featuring patient Rhonda Baker

    By Rhonda Baker and Dr. Hanel Click here to watch a story about new treatment against aneurysms

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  • Alonna Miller’s Story: Not a Migraine

    It was a normal day as I attended my older son's first high school basketball game with my two younger..

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  • Amy’s Story

    Seven years ago I was diagnosed with a 3mm un-ruptured brain aneurysm, which turned my life upside down. I hit..

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  • Annie – A Mother’s Day Story

    by Jenni “Annie” This past September my mother was diagnosed with an “Annie”. As I’m sure this makes absolutely no..

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  • Arlicia Albert – My Message to the World

    When applying for a new job or a position of promotion, the job often requires that you complete an application,..

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  • Bonnie’s Story

    I was diagnosed with a 3.5 mm aneurysm on my carotid artery close to the junction of the ophthalmic artery..

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