White Sox Pitcher Danny Farquhar Survived a Ruptured Brain Aneurysm; Congress Can Improve Odds for Others

In 2018, baseball fans across Chicago were stunned by the news that White Sox pitcher Danny Farquhar had suffered a brain bleed caused by a ruptured brain aneurysm.

Farquhar, 35 at the time, was fortunate. He had immediate access to excellent medical care, and just 43 days after hospitalization, he returned to the mound to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

The sad truth is many Chicagoans facing the same diagnosis aren’t so lucky.