Meet Sheri – A survivor’s story

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On January 1, 2016 my sister, Sheri, started the new year with a devastating brain hemorrhage due to an AVM (arteriovenous malformation). The past two years have been challenging for her, to say the least. After surviving the hemorrhage and months of recovery, she can now eat, walk, and speak again. Things she had taken …

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Mother and Son Connection

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I was sitting at my desk at work when my 19-year-old son called and said, “Mom, I have a brain aneurysm.” At that moment my world stopped. I did what every mom today probably would have; I googled brain aneurysm, and panic set in. It all started roughly six months prior to his diagnosis. My …

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Depression Following Aneurysm

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Depression Following a Brain Aneurysm by Stanley J. Berman, PhD Some patients will experience depression following a brain aneurysm. This is certainly understandable when you consider all the temporary and possibly permanent changes patients may face. Many patients report multiple losses and fears, including: a loss of trust and fears about the integrity of one’s body, …

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Moment of Gratitude

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On June 28th I was in my car stopped at the exit 5 ramp when I unexpectedly felt a jolt; I had been rear ended. As we exchanged information I thought, “this driver rear ended a personal injury lawyer in front of a police station” (I hope her day gets better). I followed the advice …

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1 in 50 in NC

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Six years ago, in October 2011, Corie Maffett, of Kernersville, North Carolina, was working up a good sweat at her gym class when a radiating pain up the back of her neck stopped her cold. “The pain was like nothing I’d ever experienced,” recalls Corie, a married 7th grade math teacher with two young adult …

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