Jemima and I are running to raise funds for the Brain Aneurysm Foundation, a cause very close to our heart as one of our friends suffered a stroke just before Christmas.
David is still in hospital where he’s undergoing intensive rehabilitation and making good progress but is unlikely to be able to return home for several more months.
David is only 44 and was incredibly lucky. The aneurysm occurred when he was at the gym with a personal trainer who recognised what had happened and immediately called for an ambulance which took him to the pre-eminent stroke treatment hospital in London. David could just as easily have died.
We've committed to raise $15,000 to help the BAF continue its fantastic work and it would be brilliant if you're able to sponsor us.
Brain Aneurysm Foundation Incorporated wrote:
The Brain Aneurysm Foundation was established in 1994 by a renowned Boston neurosurgeon and neurosurgical nurse practitioner who recognized unmet needs among their patients and families as well as a perilous lack of awareness about brain aneurysms among the public and the medical community. Over the ensuing 23 years, the nonprofit Brain Aneurysm Foundation has grown to become the globally recognized leader in brain aneurysm awareness, education, support, advocacy, and research funding.
Guided by a Medical Advisory Board of internationally respected brain aneurysm specialists affiliated with the world’s leading medical centers, and with grassroots support from legions of survivors and families across North America, the Brain Aneurysm Foundation has an audacious, but achievable, goal — a world without death or disability from brain aneurysms.
For more information, please visit bafound.org