1 in 50 in MN

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My mother, Mona Ann Boesen, passed away unexpectedly from a ruptured brain aneurysm at the age of 59, on September 3, 2013. My Mom never suffered from bad headaches that we know of. A few of my immediate family members remember my Mom complaining of a few random headaches a few weeks prior to her …

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1 in 50 in LA

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Quintrell Griffin’s Mom Was #1 in 50 from Louisiana Twelve years ago this month, Quintrell Griffin, then 17, was at choir practice at a local church near her home in New Orleans. Not far away, her mother, Jacquelyn (“Jackie”), who was choir director at another church, was putting her singers through their paces. During the …

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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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1 in 50 in FL

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Monica Franklin, 48, has a bright future. In fact, she is looking forward to a whole new chapter in her life when she gets married next February. But one spring day 13 years ago, the future looked anything but bright for Monica, a senior quality engineer for a phone company who lives in Orlando. On …

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1 in 50 in MN

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Jennifer Hey, a middle school counselor, wife, and mother of two who lives in the small town of Marshall, Minnesota, had been suffering headaches on and off for months but chalked them up to stress or allergies. But on May 16, 2016, Jennifer, then 53, was giving a noontime presentation when she felt some odd …

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