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  • September 21, 2022
    Willow Resident Brings Awareness After Suffering a Brain Aneurysm Rupture
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  • September 13, 2022
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  • September 08, 2022
    Life After a Brain Aneurysm, A Survivor’s Story
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  • August 25, 2022
    Meet Research Grant Recipient: Koji Hosaka, PhD
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  • August 22, 2022
    Dr. Dre Details Brain Aneurysm Scare: ‘They Thought I Was Outta Here’
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  • August 16, 2022
    Meet Research Grant Recipient: Umeshkumar Athiraman, MD, MBBS
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  • August 11, 2022
    Meet Research Grant Recipient: Omid Amili, PhD
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    Meet Research Grant Recipient: Joseph Antonios, MD, PhD
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  • July 21, 2022
    How Can People Survive and Thrive After Brain Injury?
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In My Area

Support groups
  • 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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  • July 20, 2020
  • BAF
  • Symptoms

Boiling point: aneurysms and high blood pressure in Black women

Three months ago, I was living the life of the typical superhuman single mom— you know, running at full speed, feeling guilty about working too much and not spending enough time with my two daughters, and worrying about their futures, finances, and making sure they had healthy-ish food. I was a fan of energy drinks and being awake more than I slept—averaging two to five hours of sleep a day and sometimes not sleeping for days to meet deadlines. I only went to the doctor when I wasn’t feeling well— and even then, only if herbs and home remedies couldn’t fix the issue. Being an entrepreneur in the great state of Alabama means having to pay through the nose for health care. I was, and still am, big on peace, keeping my head down, yoga, and meditation. My children and I rarely eat fast food. So, I was healthier than most.

Or at least I thought.

On a typical day, nothing special about it, I was in my room working when it happened.

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