BAF Changemaker: Michelle Chudnovsky

Michelle Chudnovsky from Baltimore, Maryland, with her father, Gary.

Michelle Chudnovsky will be entering her senior year at Hereford High School in Baltimore, Maryland, in the Fall of 2023. After graduation, Michelle plans to attend college and major in psychology. With a strong passion for making a positive impact, Michelle is most certainly following in her father’s footsteps.

BAF: Tell us a little about your connection with brain aneurysms.

 MC: On January 22nd, 2022, my father, Gary Chudnovsky, passed away due to an unexpected, ruptured brain aneurysm. He was an amazing father, husband, son, family member, friend, and an amazing person to society. To have known this man was to have loved him. My father would always take the time to give back to the community. No matter how big or small the cause was, he would always be there to give back in hopes of making a difference.

To lose someone is absolutely devastating. But in my opinion, I believe that everyone has a purpose in life, and my father’s purpose was to give back to others, which is why he inspired me to carry on his legacy and give back just like he would do.

BAF: When did you first learn about with the BAF?

MC: I first learned about the Brain Aneurysm Foundation on February 1, 2023, via Instagram. I reached out to them that day, and within 24 hours, I heard a response. This is why I ended up on the organization’s page. The second I went on the Brain Aneurysm Foundation’s website, I got to explore and learn more about the organization and its purpose. I learned amazing facts and read stories that changed my perspective on life. The BAF is working miracles, and they are truly giving their all to raise awareness, provide education, and support people suffering from brain aneurysms.

I decided to help give back to the brain aneurysm community by setting up a fundraising page in memory of my dad. To date, I have raised over $14,500 for the foundation. I will continue to work hard and do everything I can to keep helping people in this community.

“I will continue to work hard and do everything I can to keep helping people in this community.”

BAF: Why is it important for you to be an advocate and fundraise for the BAF community?

MC: It is important to advocate for the Brain Aneurysm Foundation because I feel the foundation is working miracles and will help save people’s lives. They help provide families with the resources needed to prevent brain aneurysm ruptures and help support families if they have been impacted. The Brain Aneurysm Foundation is probably the best organization you can advocate for, and I am grateful that every day, I get to be one of those advocates.

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