We are Brain Aneurysm Soul Sisters. We have met through the worst of circumstances, but have become the best of friends and want to help save more lives.
We have both been affected by Subarachnoid Haemorrhage and Brain Aneurysms in different ways and we want to do more to raise awareness of this devastating, life threatening condition.
We are promoting a petition to encourage the Government to introduce a ‘Brain Aneurysm Awareness Day. We will be publicising this by taking on a ‘Gold Post Box Challenge’ across England. Please sign the petition and follow our Gold Post Box Journey.
Accurate early diagnosis of a Brain Aneurysm is critical, as the initial haemorrhage may be fatal and may result in devastating neurologic outcomes.
Lives can be saved if people know the risks.
• Ruptured Brain Aneurysms are fatal in about 40% of cases.
• Of those who survive, about 66% suffer some permanent neurological deficit.
• Subarachnoid Haemorrhage account for around 1 in 20 of all strokes.
• Approximately 15% of patients with Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Haemorrhage die before reaching the hospital.
• 4 out of 7 people who recover from a Ruptured Brain Aneurysm will have disabilities or neurological deficits.
• There are almost 500,000 deaths worldwide each year caused by brain aneurysms and half the victims are younger than 50.
Lisa: “In June 2012 my Mum was suddenly struck down and died from a ruptured Brain Aneurysm.”
Michelle: “In January 2016 I was suddenly struck down by a ruptured Brain Aneurysm. Luckily I received the life-saving surgery in time. I’m one of the lucky ones.”
Together, with the help of all other Brain Aneurysm Victims, Survivors and their families and friends we wish to raise more awareness about the sudden onset symptoms of Brain Aneurysms so that more lives can be saved.
Please help to support us in our Brain Aneurysm Awareness Campaign by signing our petition to introduce a Brain Aneurysm Awareness Day.
To help achieve this objective, during the Summer of 2016 we will be visiting ALL of the Olympians Gold Post Boxes across England and sending a Postcard from each one, to important public figures, brain injury charities and organisations, featuring a short message from the perspective of a Brain Aneurysm Victim or Survivor.
We will also be inviting local media and the Olympians associated with each Post Box to join and support our Awareness Campaign.
Please help to support our #Goldpostbox #brainaneurysmawareness campaign by signing the Petition and following our Gold Post Box Challenge.
Please sign the Petition pinned to the top of our Page.
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