Blogs and Stories
- A Nurse Fulfills A Dream | Social Survivors
Everything in my life was in perfect order. I graduated from UST College of Nursing, a prestigious But we never thought that 2011 would be a very tough year for me and the people who love and care for me.
- A Tangle In My Brain
Life is full of choices and in my case, those choice have serious implications. This is the story of how my life unfolds after being diagnosed with an unruptured AVM in my right occipital lobe.
- Against the Odds: Brain aneurysm survival | 16×9 Segment
When a brain aneurysm bursts in the brain, only one thing is certain – nothing will ever be the same. 16:9 looks at former firefighter Mike Langevin’s story of survival and the struggle of recovery.
- All We Have is Today | Michelle Wulfestieg
For the past decade, Michelle has worked with terminally ill patients on a daily basis. She is a 2-time stroke survivor due to an AVM & have had a near death experience, which strengthened her faith tremendously. She shares stories about faith, pers
- Aneurysm & AVM Support
Established in 1995, this website is a place for survivors, their families, and those whom have lost loved ones to aneurysms or AVMs, to exchange experiences, pre- and post aneurysm or AVM diagnosis.
- Arterio-Venous Malformation (AVM) Hemorrhage: Craniotomy, Neuronavigation and Surgical Repair (Video)
Sade tells the story of two cerebral hemorrhages that threatened her life at the age of 19. Her neurosurgeon, Dr. Liu, removed the clot, then monitored her progress with MRIs every 2 months to find the cause and prevent a recurrence.
- AVM Research & Awareness Foundation: My Story
Story of an AVM survivor, who created the AVM Research & Awareness Foundation after her second SAH, which has been raising money and awareness since 2001.
- Brain AVMs: Ticking Timebombs | Ashley Ruskiewicz
Ambition of a stroke survivor who aims to compile a book of stories of AVM survivors.
- Brain Line
Preventing, Treating, and Living with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Happy Graduation, Hiro! | The Butterfly AVM Charity >> Across the Atlantic
AVM Survivor Hiro just reached a very important milestone this week: college graduation. For Hiro, graduating represents a special victory. When Hiro was twenty-one years old and a full-time college student, she had an unexplained grand mal seizure.
- Letter to My Wife's Family | Brain Line
A long-time caregiver writes an honest plea for help and support.
- Lindsay's Story | The Love for Lindsay Benefit
A Benefit on behalf of a young girl who suffered an AVM rupture which has raised over $50,000 for her care.
- Living With A Time Bomb In Your Head – A Mother's Perspective
A personal narrative of a mother whose daughter has AVM.
- m@ ram-zzz…'s story
Brain A.V.M. Survivor, Writer and Writing Tutor/Advocate
- Me, Myself and Ralph
This is the story of how a 21 year old medical student with a fascination with neurology learns to cope with, and learn from, the impact of a (previously undiagnosed) ruptured AVM and subsequent traumatic brain injury.
- OneMoreTi.me: Journey of an AVM Survivor
AVM recovery blog of a graduate student who was diagnosed with Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformation during the summer of her senior year of college, who then went on to have neurosurgery that winter (2011).
- Surviving A Brain Injury
A personal story about surviving an Arteriovenous Malformation Brain Injury (AVM) and what happened to myself in the years since the event.
- That Day! | Brain Waves
“This is the story of my cerebral aneurysm and the road back!”
- That M Word: A Migraine Blog
A blog run by a “migraineur” who gives information, tips and advices, and other useful things for people who suffer from migraines or chronic headaches.
- The Good Morning Show
A “reality show” showing the daily lives of stroke survivors.
- TheTangledOnes – An AVM Blog
My name is Brittany, but feel free to call me Minty. I am a 20-something diagnosed with AVM. My blog tells my story from the morning I woke up, to the night I came home and suffered a stroke from my AVM rupturing.
- This One Is For Us. | Faith, By Fire.
We, the survivors. Brain aneurysms. Those little “bubbles” that form within the arteries/vessels in our brains. Some of ours decided to burst. We then suffered what’s called a subarachnoid hemorrhage. A letter to friends of survivors.
- Video: Aneurysm- Life Interrupted | Lee Memorial Health System
At 26 years old Amy Ofenbeck was at the top of her game. New job as a TV news anchor and newly married. She never suspected a weak spot in her brain.
- Video: Arteriovenous Malformation
An introduction to Arteriovenous Malformation; video created for a graphic design class by an AVM Survivor
- Voices of Survivors | AVM Awareness Project
Collection of visitor-submitted stories about AVM and Aneurysm Survivors, and those who have their loved ones too early due to these vascular malformations, in many different mediums (memoirs, photos, scrapbooks, videos, etc.).