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Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month & RIP Rico on Recovery Now with Kim Justus

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September is Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month. An estimated 6.7 million people in the United States have an unruptured brain aneurysm or 1 in 50 people. The annual rate of rupture is approximately 8 – 10 per 100,000 people. About 30,000 people in the United States suffer a brain aneurysm rupture each year. A brain aneurysm ruptures every 18 minutes. There are almost 500,000 deaths worldwide each year caused by brain aneurysms, and half the victims are younger than 50. Ruptured brain aneurysms are fatal in about 50% of cases. Of those who survive, about 66% suffer some permanent neurological deficit. Approximately 15% of people with a ruptured aneurysm die before reaching the hospital. Most of the deaths are due to rapid and massive brain injury from the initial bleeding.

We recently lost a valued advocate in the Brain Aneurysm Community - Rico Principe. He founded one of the largest online aneurysm support pages on FB, helping thousands. We'd like to pay tribute to him and the service he provided so many. The shock of his passing has rocked the community.

We will also hear from fellow Brain Aneurysm Survivors in the interest of sharing, educating, and raising awareness. All know of Heart Disease, Cancer, etc. Much fewer know about Aneurysm, unless their lives have been touched by it.

This show is a gathering place for anyone seeking recovery from the challenges of life on life's terms. We discuss useful tools that have helped us lighten the load, of our journey through recovery. More will be revealed! This is a "we" recovery program, because it is in the "we," that we find the new "me."

We focus on the four A's of Recovery: Awareness, Acceptance, Action and Adaptation. This is a place for survivor's striving to become thrivers, which takes a good bit of Warrior!  Hosted by Kim Justus - Rupture Survivor

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