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Tell Congress: Put Brain Aneurysm Awareness On The Map

You Can Help Declare September as National Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month

Shirley Dudek Demmer was a loving wife and the proud mother of two sons and a daughter. Just 54 years old, she was focused on planning for the future with her husband and children. She tirelessly dedicated her life to the family she cherished, the home that she treasured, and the community that she loved. This all changed on November 12, 2007.

In the midst of preparing dinner one night, Shirley collapsed suddenly. Her husband called an ambulance and she was rushed to a nearby hospital where doctors broke the news to her stunned family that a brain aneurysm rupture had caused catastrophic damage. Surgeons tried to repair the damage, but were unable to save her.

Shirley's family was shocked by her sudden death that came without warning. Shirley exercised regularly and was in seemingly perfect health. Her husband said she had had every medical test that was recommended and kept meticulous notes of the results.

Shirley was a person of extreme warmth and caring. Throughout her life, she was dedicated to family, faith and community. Her philanthropic efforts, particularly in the area of women's rights and violence against women, had a remarkable effect on everyone whose lives she touched. Her three children were never able to say goodbye. Her husband, her family and her friends were left trying to make sense of their loss. They lost a mother, a wife, a good friend, and an important member of her town’s community.

Every year over 30,000 families in the U.S. experience the unspeakable tragedy caused by a ruptured brain aneurysm.  About 40% of those experiencing a ruptured brain aneurysm will die. Those that survive often face significant challenges, greatly impacting their lives and the lives of their families.
 
Families like Shirley's are asking you for your support by sending a message to your representatives in Congress by signing this petition. 

1 in 50 people will develop a brain aneurysm. If a brain aneurysm is diagnosed early with proper screening, it can be treated before it ruptures.  Lives can be saved if people know the risks, the signs, and when to get help.

It is critical that you help raise awareness of brain aneurysms, including methods of early detection and treatment.

Your support of H. Res. 667 introduced by Representative Tiberi and Representative Neal would have a tremendous impact and would be much appreciated by those whose lives have been impacted by brain aneurysms, as well as a big thank you to the Senate for passing resolution S. Res. 438, sponsored by Senator Markey and Senator Ayotte.

The Brain Aneurysm Foundation asks you to please sign below to support H. Res. 667 and to thank your Senators for passing S. Res. 438 to make September National Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month. 

 

Public Comments
Sep 3rd, 2017
Tammy M. from Canton, MI signed.
Sep 3rd, 2017
Melissa P. from Boston, MA writes:
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My mother suffered a ruptured aneurysm 12 years ago. While she thankfully recovered, many do not. To save lives, we need to increase awareness and encourage everyone to get screened and treated early.
Sep 2nd, 2017
Snnmarie A. from Coventry, RI signed.
Sep 2nd, 2017
Patty O. from Cranston, RI signed.
Sep 2nd, 2017
Louise V. from Narragansett, RI signed.
Sep 1st, 2017
Someone from Coventry, RI writes:
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This is a very important topic that needs more awareness.
Sep 1st, 2017
Someone from Palm Bay, FL signed.
Sep 1st, 2017
Morgan V. from Saint Ann, MO writes:
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My Son was born on February Tenth with the Vein of Galen Malformation, which is considered as a Brain Aneurysm and cerebral vascular malformation, and he passed away on february 15th. This is for him
Sep 1st, 2017
Kevin T. from Pulaski, TN signed.
Sep 1st, 2017
Victor V. from Cranston, RI signed.
Sep 1st, 2017
Penny Lee J. from Baltimore, MD writes:
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On June 17, 2015 at only 47 years of age, my only brother suffered a brain aneurysm, fell into a coma and remains in that state to this day. My beloved brother, Timmy, was 1 in 50. My family and I support H. Res. 667 and thank our Senators for passing S. Res. 438 to make September National Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month.
Sep 1st, 2017
Heather F. from Jamestown, RI signed.
Sep 1st, 2017
Kimberlee A. from Arlington, VA signed.
Sep 1st, 2017
Jeanna E. from Ravenna, MI writes:
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I have 8 brain aneurysms. So far I am lucky...
Sep 1st, 2017
Kim R. from Johnston, RI signed.
Sep 1st, 2017
Allison M. from Rutland, MA writes:
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I am 1 in 50. I had a ruptured brain aneurysm 10/03/03 and I am one of the lucky ones who survived. We have to bring awareness to help save others!
Aug 31st, 2017
Kelly K. from Clinton Township, MI writes:
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Survivor
Aug 31st, 2017
Todd L. from Coventry, RI signed.
Aug 31st, 2017
Linda Lynn R. from Cranston, RI writes:
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Please help all with. Brain anureysym disorder. Disease. Let's bring. Awareness. Educate and focus to this
Aug 31st, 2017
Cassidy K. from Milwaukee, WI writes:
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Please proclaim September as Brain Aneurysm Awareness month!
Aug 31st, 2017
Deanna B. from Enola, AR writes:
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I'm 1 in 50
Aug 31st, 2017
Sylvia C. from Stockton, CA writes:
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Add AVM to the title too!
Aug 31st, 2017
Charles M. from Warwick, RI signed.
Aug 31st, 2017
Don N. from Cranston, RI writes:
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Please proclaim September as Brain Aneurysm Month
Aug 31st, 2017
Karen F. from Cranston, RI signed.
Aug 31st, 2017
Rowena H. from New Albany, IN writes:
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I had a ruptured aneurysm on September 3, 2015. I am a walking talking miracle. Please make September National Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month..
Aug 31st, 2017
Ashley P. from Cold Brook, NY signed.
Aug 31st, 2017
Ainsworth M. from Tampa, FL writes:
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Put Brain Aneurysms on the Map
Aug 31st, 2017
Sonya S. from Laveen, AZ signed.
Aug 31st, 2017
Someone from Wautoma, WI signed.
Aug 31st, 2017
Tara Q. from Newport, NY signed.
Aug 31st, 2017
Janice B. from Kansas City, MO signed.
Aug 31st, 2017
Kim B. from Warwick, RI signed.
Aug 31st, 2017
Paul C. from Homosassa, FL signed.
Aug 31st, 2017
Mark P. from Cranston, RI signed.
Aug 31st, 2017
Donna S. from Coventry, RI writes:
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This is a so very important issue that needs to be addressed. My daughter had an aneurysm at the age of 47 and she was one of the blessed ones that survived through the grace of God and the good doctors who surrounded her. Thank you for passing s.res.438
Aug 31st, 2017
Someone from Remsen, NY writes:
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September is National Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month we need to educate people on what this.
Aug 31st, 2017
Pauline C. from Newport, NY signed.
Aug 31st, 2017
Maria G. from Cranston, RI writes:
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This needs to be a priority. Don't wait until someone you love is affected by a brain anuerysm.
Aug 31st, 2017
Sheila L. from Buffalo, NY signed.