Brain aneurysms are not easy to understand...so picture this: a red balloon represents an aneurysm. The popping of that balloon represents a rupture.  Together we can work to curb this silent killer, and help 
STOP the POP. Brain aneurysms are treatable!


Seven years ago I was diagnosed with a 3mm un-ruptured brain aneurysm, which turned my life upside down. I hit my head on a ceiling fan while decorating a bedroom. I’m incredibly thankful to be here and I have no doubt that God was protecting me that day. Read the full story here.



In the early hours of November 13th, 2018, I felt dizzy and weak so I laid down unaware that anything critical was happening. As I turned to grab my phone, my hand did not reach it. I tried to scream for help, but no sound would come out. Read the full story here.



Thomas has been an active duty Special Operations Diver for the United States Navy since 2011. In December of 2017 he was completing a routine dive on an aircraft carrier. When he surfaced he began to experience worrying symptoms such as vertigo, tinnitus, nausea and had difficulty walking. Read the full story here.


Lost Life

Early on Monday morning, April 23, 2007, Cindy Sherwin left her Lower East Side apartment and began her day with a grueling bike ride on Riverside Drive. She was training for her first Ironman Triathlon scheduled for Lake Placid, NY in July. Read the full story here.



For Pam Barile, life changed in a second, but that didn’t mean that life ended. After suffering a ruptured brain aneurysm in 2012, her family was told she had a fraction of a chance for survival. Read the full story here.



In March, 2018 I had just turned 40, and went to the doctor for a routine physical. I mentioned that every month I would get terrible headaches behind my left eye and pain relievers wouldn’t help. Read the full story here.


A Direct Impact

As a public 501(3)(c) charity with no endowment, the Brain Aneurysm Foundation relies solely on funds raised from thousands of individual donors, corporate and foundation donors, and events. Approximately 75 cents of every dollar we receive goes directly to fund research, education, support programs, and awareness campaigns.

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Hundreds of supporters from around the country have contributed to our amazing cause.  We honor them all by placing a Stop The Pop Now balloon in their city.  Help represent your state today!

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About the Brain Aneurysm Foundation

The Brain Aneurysm Foundation was established in Boston in 1994 as a public charity. The foundation developed from a close relationship between patients and healthcare professionals who identified the need for comprehensive information and support for brain aneurysm patients, their families, and the medical community. The Brain Aneurysm Foundation is now the globally recognized leader in brain aneurysm awareness, education, support, advocacy, and research funding.


Each year, the Brain Aneurysm Foundation awards grants for medical research to improve our ability to detect  and treat    brain aneurysms.


BAF seeks to empower people, patients, and families by providing the most up-to-date information on treatment and support for patients and their families.


You can make a difference and help raise awareness through donating money, time, and support to those who need your help. Together we can save lives.

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