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    A Mom Thought Stress and Her Pregnancy Caused Her Devastating Headaches. It Was a Giant Aneurysm
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    Meet Research Grant Recipients: Alfred P. See, PhD and Shivani Rangwala
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    Triathlete Achieves Her Goal After Doctor Discovers Brain Aneurysm
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    Meet Research Grant Recipient: Seungil Kim, PhD
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  • September 30, 2022
    Influencer Meredith Staggers Says Her Migraine Turned Out to Be a Life-Threatening Brain Aneurysm
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  • September 21, 2022
    Willow Resident Brings Awareness After Suffering a Brain Aneurysm Rupture
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    Meet Research Grant Recipient: Nicholas Norris
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  • 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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  • September 30, 2022
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Influencer Meredith Staggers Says Her Migraine Turned Out to Be a Life-Threatening Brain Aneurysm

Meredith Staggers was driving through Houston, Texas running errands on Aug. 4 when she was struck by a blinding headache and forced to stop on the side of a busy road.

The 35-year-old Cake & Confetti founder suffered from migraines throughout her pregnancy before her third child was born in June, but the pain level in that moment was unlike anything she’d experienced, recalling stroke-like symptoms.

“I started seeing an aura in my left eye and started slowly losing my vision. My face started going numb and then I started losing feeling in my hands and feet,” she tells PEOPLE. “I was trying to call my husband and I couldn’t press the buttons on my phone, like it wasn’t registering in my brain. I was finally able to contact him but 10 or 15 minutes later I lost the ability to speak coherently.”

 



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