Brain Aneurysm's can strike at an early age. At 31, White Sox pitcher Danny Farquhar suffers brain hemorrhage
By: The Lisa Foundation
The statistics behind such events can be sobering up to 15 million in the U.S., or 1 out of 20 people, are estimated to have an undiagnosed brain aneurysm.
"I know all too well the impact that this potentially devastating diagnosis can have on a family. I lost my wife Lisa, 3 years ago to a ruptured brain aneurysm. My 2 boys and I have had our lives permanently altered. I have made it my work to provide information, awareness and education to save lives," said Executive Director and Founder Todd Crawford.
At the Lisa Foundation our thoughts and prayers are with Danny's family and we hope for a full recovery.
Knowing the warning signs is a critical step to diagnosis and early intervention:
If symptoms occur, the most common are sudden onset including worst headache of life, stiff neck, sensitivity to light and sharp pain behind or above an eye.
Of the over 40,000 ruptures that occur each year, over 75% result in death or permanent disability.
For more information, meet us on the web at http://Lisafoundation.org
The Lisa Foundation is the nation's leader in raising awareness and education to help diagnose and treat brain aneurysms and in saving lives. The foundation's primary focus is to communicate the signs, symptoms and risk factors of brain aneurysms through innovative programs and collaboration with best in class partners in the US. The Lisa Foundation, is a 501(c)(3).
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