Brain Aneurysm Survivors receive significant support!

The 6th Annual Survivor in the City, Chicago silent auction and cocktail party benefitting the renowned Brain Aneurysm Foundation has added yet another accolade to its cadre of widespread support—an official letter of support and gratitude from the Mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel. “With the help of the medical community and the University of Illinois... Read more »

Relay For Recovery

The 4th Annual Ragnar Relay from Madison, WI to Chicago, Il is set to begin in Madison Friday June 12th and conclude on Saturday the 13th in Chicago. The 200 mile overnight relay run by a dedicated group of neurosurgery staff from the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System, raised much needed funding for... Read more »

Staying Alive

Staying Alive
Surviving cancer, a stroke, a brain aneurysm, a car accident, a job loss or anything life changing is a huge accomplishment. But finding a healthy, emotional way to move on after such a life challenge can be tougher. Your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers have been impacted in some way. Surviving a near death experience... Read more »
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Blue Winter

Blue Winter
Chicago is setting records for cold and snowfall. Social media outlets are flooded with complaints about the weather, suffering from cabin fever, the horrible traffic and naughty pets that are cooped up in their home. Obviously many are frustrated and bored sitting at home, shoveling, sneezing and watching ridiculous TV shows like “100 Days of... Read more »

Falling Back

Falling Back
  One of the most enjoyable signs of fall is the crisp red, rusty colored leaves. Also the hayrides, pumpkins and fall decor. A true sign of a season changing is adjusting to daylight savings time, the time to fall back. This is when you physically turn your clock back an hour.  Most people will... Read more »

“Surviving and Smiling”

“Surviving and Smiling”
In honor of Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month, the Chicago Chapter of the Brain Aneurysm Foundation launched, celebrated and sold out the FIRST cookbook to mark such an important month. “Survivor In The City” cookbook was full of survivor and family stories as well as unique recipe. The publication was endorsed by Chicago culinary sensation Curtis... Read more »
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"Eventually all the pieces fall into place….until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moment, and know that everything happens for a reason"~Carrie Bradshaw

"Eventually all the pieces fall into place….until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moment, and know that everything happens for a reason"~Carrie  Bradshaw
   This was the  mantra of most women’s life before they were struck with a devastating ruptured brain aneurysm. It was about the time the  “Sex And The City” TV show was popular that many survivors who are part of the Chicago Chapter of the Brain Aneurysm Foundation became ill. Their stories were too similar. Ambitious,... Read more »

“Pushing the Panic Button”

Surviving a near death illness can often cause anxiety or even worse panic attacks. Recognizing what triggers your anxiety is key to understanding them. Not knowing why you feel anxious can turn into a panic attack. According to medical professionals on the PBS “This Emotional Life” web site, “Panic attacks can be one of the... Read more »

Hot in the City!

 How do Chicagoans survive the heat or better yet how do pets survive in the steamy weather. According to the American Red Cross web site, pet owners need to educate themselves as to how to help their pets in the sweltering weather. According to the Red Cross “  It is important to know if your... Read more »
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Changing the world each day with kindness

The ”Brainstormers” University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System neurosurgery nurses, pharmacists, occupational therapists, physical therapists and speech pathologists,  ran a 200 mile relay from Madison, Wisconsin ,to Chicago to raise money for The Brain Aneurysm Foundation. The University of Illinois Hospital treats the most brain aneurysms in the state and is the home... Read more »