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Ben's Friends Fundraiser

Hi Past & Present Ben's Friends Supporters! 
We really need your help. Our annual Ben's Friends fundraiser is way below goal. So far we are at $14k with many generous donations. But at the very least we need to be at $25k, and ideally at $35k or above. 
We're probably the most efficient non profit in the world, helping 125,000 patients per month with a budget of $3k per month. But even we can't survive on $14k. 

Please donate at our super easy Donation Page at Ben's Friends . A $5 donation will make a big donation. Everything is tax deductible!

We realize most members aren't in a position to donate. Those members can help by spreading the word about the fundraiser on the communities and on Facebook. 

We need your help to keep Ben's Friends alive and going strong!
We really need your help! Please donate, even if it's $5, that will really help.

(Co-Founder of Ben's Friend)

Welcome to the Brain Aneurysm Support Community

The purpose of the Brain Aneurysm Support Community is to provide a forum for patients and their families affected by brain aneurysms to find support.

This forum is brought to you by Ben’s Friends in a partnership with the Brain Aneurysm Support Community. The site was based on a need for comprehensive information and support for brain aneurysm patients, their families, and the medical community.

The Brain Aneurysm Support Community is the nation’s premier nonprofit organization solely dedicated to providing critical awareness, education, support, and research funding to reduce the incidence of brain aneurysms. To find out more about The Brain Aneurysm Support Community and for more information on brain aneurysms, go to

The Brain Aneurysm Support Community is a global community that embraces different cultures, faiths, attitudes and viewpoints. Please be respectful of this. The Brain Aneurysm Support Community is not the place for discussions on religion, sex, or politics. Discriminatory language will not be permitted.

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Blessed2Invest liked doctorpeartree's discussion Introduction
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Muriel Steven replied to Arturo Gonzalez's discussion Word of wisdom needed
"To Harlylena.....Hooray for you are the first person I have seen on here (I am not on on here all the time so have missed many & maybe some that do get out and volunteer) that opted for the "volunteer" route. I have…"
38 minutes ago
Myrna replied to Arturo Gonzalez's discussion Word of wisdom needed
"Hi Arturo, It has been 3-yrs since I had a craniotomy to clip an unruptured aneurysm located on my left ophthalmic artery.  Some things that helped me move forward on this path were crying, crying and see a therapist. I also found this website…"
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Troye Browne posted a status
"On the verge of our 3rd year Annie Anniversary , Seal continues to be a fighter and has fully recovered , we have been blessed."
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Recovery post op - coiling

HiPlease can anyone help. A member of my family had an aneurysm last June and coils inserted. The operation went well but they have been left feeling exhausted and struggling to accept what has happened and worried about the future.They are also extremely worried as if they ve had a very busy day at work or had to do anything involving a sudden burst of energy, they get the thunderclap headache again, nausea and can't move for a while.We really need some help please, as I don't know what else…See More
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Word of wisdom needed

Started by Arturo Gonzalez in Personal Stories. Last reply by Muriel Steven 38 minutes ago. 77 Replies

First off let me thank anybody who is reading this for taking the time to read this, I appreciate that. My name is Arturo Gonzalez and I have commented on a few discussions and have even had a few on here myself but have not been on consistently yet…Continue

Recovery post op - coiling

Started by alfie in Post Surgical Rcovery 2 hours ago. 0 Replies

HiPlease can anyone help. A member of my family had an aneurysm last June and coils inserted. The operation went well but they have been left feeling exhausted and struggling to accept what has happened and worried about the future.They are also…Continue


Started by doctorpeartree in Personal Stories. Last reply by ronk 6 hours ago. 25 Replies

Hi all!On November 1, 2014, my mom (and very best friend) suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm.  I had just spoken to her on the phone a few hours before, and by the grace of God (she lives alone in a VERY rural area), she managed to call for help. …Continue

Headaches everyday - Bad ones!

Started by Lisa Eriksen in Questions About Brain Aneurysms. Last reply by Lisa Eriksen 16 hours ago. 2 Replies

I had a coiling because of a ruptured aneurysm and for the first two weeks after coming home I felt not too bad, but after that (4 weeks after surgery) I am suffering headaches on a daily basis - sometimes really bad ones.  starts in the back of my…Continue

Recovery after coiling

Started by Claire in Post Surgical Rcovery. Last reply by Lisa Eriksen 17 hours ago. 7 Replies

I am new here and wish I had found you all sooner!  My husband had coiling on an un-ruptured aneurysm 5 weeks ago.  His recovery has been good, but I think the medical staff should have prepared us more for what would come.  When you ask questions,…Continue

Tags: aneurysm, un-ruptured, coiling

Urinary incontinence

Started by karen jones in Questions About Brain Aneurysms. Last reply by karen jones 22 hours ago. 3 Replies

I am needing some suggestions related to Urinary incontinence. My husband's Brain Aneurism is 10 years out and one of our biggest problems is urinary incontinence. We have tried medication to aid but nothing has helped. He is ambulatory, wears…Continue



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