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To support and fund neurological research, training, and treatment for brain aneurysms, strokes, and other cerebrovascular conditions; and to raise awareness.


Within our bodies are important blood vessels called arteries, which carry blood from the heart to the rest of our organs. If a weak spot develops along an artery wall, that artery may begin to bulge, resembling a balloon filling with air.

Aneurysm is the medical term for a bulging artery. If the bulging artery is located in your brain, it is called a brain aneurysm (also known as cerebral aneurysm).

If a brain aneurysm ruptures, meaning the bulge has burst, blood will leak into your brain. This is a life-threatening condition that requires immediate medical treatment.

While there are a number of risk factors for brain aneurysm – smoking, high blood pressure, age over 40, being a woman, alcohol or drug use, and traumatic brain injury – one risk factor not as well known is having a family history of brain aneurysm. Board member Ajay K. Wakhloo, MD, PhD, chief of neuro-interventional radiology and a professor at Tufts University School of Medicine says, “Advocating for a screening program is an important preventive measure. In our community, we see familial incidence of brain aneurysms in approximately 15 percent of people.”

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Our stories

Justin Taylor

Justin Taylor of Yulee, Florida is someone whose life was forever altered when his mother passed away at the age of 36 from a ruptured brain aneurysm. 

Brittney Castro

Thanks to advances in screening and treatment options, Brittney Castro is one of a growing number of people with a family history of brain aneurysm who is alive today to share her story of survival. Brittney’s paternal grandmother passed away from a ruptured aneurysm and her aunt was in her early 40s when she also passed away from a ruptured brain aneurysm.


Marilyn Pringles

Marilyn Pringles is someone who loves to work, work, work! In fact, it can be hard to get her to slow down and take time off. Marilyn who suffered from brain aneurysm is alive today to share her story of survival.

Jaydon Hogan

Jaydon Hogan doesn’t like to sit still. He is an active six-year-old boy who loves playing outdoors, dressing like a cowboy and playing with toy cars and trucks. Jaydon’s mom says her son doesn’t hold back and isn’t afraid to be the first to experience something new.

Among his notable firsts, Jaydon is the first ever pediatric patient to undergo a procedure using the Pipeline™ Embolization Device for a ruptured aneurysm. Neurosurgeons at Wolfson Children’s Hospital successfully performed the procedure on Jaydon.


Lisset Bayardo

Lisset called that morning and said she had fallen in the middle of a busy street while walking to school. Lisset told Reena that she had vomited, and Reena could hear Lisset’s speech was slurred. Reena immediately went to the school where the principal and bystanders had already called 911. When she arrived, her daughter was crying and said her head hurt really badly. The signs were all too familiar and Reena knew immediately that Lisset had a ruptured brain aneurysm.

Latest news

March 24, 2020

Fixing brains: Creating aneurysms in 3D

CLEVELAND - Daniel Rayes was living his dream managing an upscale diner.

"I get to serve them, take care of them, talk to them and then form relationships," Rayes described.

A happy, healthy 25-year-old until...

Rayes had a brain aneurysm, a weakening of a blood vessel. If not treated, it can cause stroke or even death. Angiograms and CAT scans giv

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Feb. 26, 2020

 Brain Aneurysm Caused Sudden Death Of Wilton Manors Mayor Justin Flippen

Wilton Manors Mayor Justin Flippen died of a brain aneurysm, according to the city’s Police Chief Paul O’Connell. In a statement released Wednesday, O’Connell wrote, “The Broward County Medical Examiner’s office has confirmed Mayor Justin Flippen’s cause of death was a brain aneurysm and the manner of death was natural.”

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March 26, 2020

Coronavirus challenges states that rejected Medicaid expansion, leaves uninsured with few options

When she lost that coverage, more medical issues followed: She had a brain aneurysm and then the chemo caused Wingard, 56, to go temporarily blind before she underwent cornea surgery. Her medical debt through all this has ballooned to more than $25,000 — an amount she has no hope of ever paying off as a part-time Lyft driver.

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