I was diagnosed with a brain aneurysm on January 29th of 2015, one day before my final grade eleven examination. That night was the first time that my family and I heard the word ‘aneurysm’. Right after coming back from the hospital my father and I were frantically searching the internet to find more information about aneurysms. We quickly came to the realization that Google alone is not the best source to get valid and truthful medical information. It was a struggle finding reliable information that informed us on what really an aneurysm was. This stuck with me. I had my surgery just five short days later on February 3rd and I was in recovery for three months. During my recovery I made it my mission to prevent others affected by aneurysms, to go through what I went through the day I was diagnosed. Thus Aneurysm Awareness.ca was born. With this website I aim not only to inform and educate the public on aneurysm but in addition I hope to motivate and inspire those affected by aneurysms by providing truthful and resourceful information in an inspiring way such as sharing the stories of famous individuals in our society who overcame an aneurysm at one point in their life.
I would like to end off by quoting the 13th century Persian poet, Saadi Shirazi who once said
Human beings are members of a whole,
In creation of one essence and soul.
If one member is afflicted with pain,
Other members uneasy will remain.
If you have no sympathy for human pain,
The name of human you cannot retain.
I hope that we can live by these words and continue to help each other for the greater good of humanity.
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