Brain Aneurysm Awareness

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Brain aneurysms can be devastating problems – for both our patients, who are immediately affected, and their families and loved ones. The diagnosis of a brain aneurysm occurring in the family raises all sorts of questions and concerns – often the family history gets recounted, scrutinized, and questioned in an attempt to extrapolate the risk …

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A Caregiver’s Perspective

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The Recovery Journey: A Caregiver’s Perspective by Tom Quirk In 2000 we abruptly entered the world of ruptured brain aneurysms. Neuro-surgery, rehabilitative therapy and 275 inpatient days passed before my wife returned home. The unexpected serious illness of my wife was the worst experience – no one was prepared. Despite the wisdom and skills of …

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Advocates Make Progress

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Brain Aneurysm Advocates Make Progress, but Still Have Work to Do. Nearly every person who we speak with has a story about how a brain aneurysm has impacted her or him, a family member, or a friend. Given the high prevalence, it is surprising how few lawmakers actually understand what a brain aneurysm is, or realize …

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Not so fast-There is Another Stroke by Christine Buckley

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Aneurysm — a scary word, but most people think it can’t apply to them. Not so fast! Nearly one in 50 individuals in the Unites States has a brain aneurysm and every year 30,000 people will suffer a brain aneurysm rupture. This will lead to death in almost 50 percent of the cases. A ruptured …

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The Truth About Planned Giving by Leanna Hammill

Categories: Blog, Fundraising
By Leanna Hamill, Estate Planning Attorney  If you are involved with a charity, or get mailings from your college or hospital, you may have seen the term “planned giving” with a mention of estate planning, leaving a legacy or joining a heritage society. You may also have passed over these mentions because you weren’t quite …

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