Governor Ron DeSantis Issues Proclamation Declaring September as Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month
Updated: Sep 3, 2021
FERNANDINA BEACH – Today, as part of their continued awareness and advocacy efforts towards brain aneurysm awareness, the Trinity Love Hoblit Foundation announced that Governor Ron DeSantis has issued a proclamation recognizing September as Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month.
The mission of the Trinity Love Hoblit Foundation is to raise awareness and support and fund neurological research, training, and treatment for brain aneurysms, strokes, and other cerebrovascular conditions in honor of Trinity Love Hoblit who passed away in 2015 at age 14 from a ruptured brain aneurysm.
“We are honored that Governor DeSantis has issued the proclamation for Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month,” said Olivia Hoblit, President and Founder of the Trinity Love Hoblit Foundation.“Compared to other conditions like cardiac arrest and stroke, most people have little awareness about the signs and symptoms of a brain aneurysm. Just like a heart attack or a stroke, a ruptured brain aneurysm is a medical emergency that requires immediate treatment. Awareness is the beginning of prevention, and we are tremendously grateful to Governor Ron DeSantis for his support in spreading awareness across Florida.”
The Governor’s proclamation shares important statistics about brain aneurysms, including the following:
More than 12 million people across the United States are estimated to have an undiagnosed brain aneurysm that could leave to serious medical threats or death;
When a brain aneurysm ruptures, it causes serious health problems such as hemorrhagic stroke, brain damage, coma, and commonly death;
Symptoms of a brain aneurysm before it ruptures include severe headaches, neck pain, abnormal pupil dilation, double vision, and passing out; and
Risk factors of having a brain aneurysm include smoking, high blood pressure or hypertension, family history, drug use, and traumatic head injury.
For the full proclamation and additional information, click here.
The Trinity Love Hoblit Foundation aims to increase research as there is still so much to learn about brain aneurysms that will help with prevention and treatment. The goal is to identify the true prevalence of brain aneurysms among first degree relatives affected by this disease, study their genetic and biomarker profile, and have questions about a family history of brain aneurysms included in a standard doctor’s questionnaire to help save more lives across Florida and the United States. For more information, visit The Trinity Love Hoblit Foundation website here.
About the Trinity Love Hoblit Foundation: The Trinity Love Hoblit Foundation, a non-profit 501 (c)(3), established in 2016 is headquartered in Amelia Island, Florida. Its purpose is to support and fund neurological research, training, and treatment for brain aneurysms, strokes, and other cerebrovascular conditions at Wolfson’s Children’s Hospital and Baptist Neurological Institute, or any other similar local, regional, national or international facility; and to raise awareness and educate the public about the causes, identification, diagnoses, prevention, and treatment of brain aneurysms, strokes, and other cerebrovascular conditions.