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Brain Aneurysms are a silent killer, and we need your help to break the silence. It’s time to start shedding light on brain aneurysms.

Our Mission

To foster a national dialogue and understanding around Brain Aneurysms and drive better patient outcomes through pioneering education, research, and support.

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Awareness

Awareness

Elevate brain aneurysms to the forefront of conversations, especially among more-at-risk segments of the public.

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Education

Education

Addressing knowledge gaps in the understanding of classic warning signs, symptoms & risk factors.

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Research

Research

Developing new & more effective approaches to advance methods of prevention, detection & ongoing treatment.

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Survivor Support

Survivor Support

Helping survivors & caregivers find reliable health information and resources for treatment and recovery.

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Brain Aneurysms

Awareness saves lives. Educate yourself and loved ones on the risk factors and symptoms of brain aneurysms.

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Survivor
Resources

From diagnosis to treatment, a brain aneurysm introduces a lifelong journey for mental and physical recovery, but you are not alone.

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Foundation

A devastating loss combined with a promise to fight for prevention lead to the nation’s leading brain aneurysm foundation, and we’re just getting started.

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SURVIVOR STORIES

KrisSorenson

My symptoms started In 2015, after I finished a workout.  Sudden and intense headache, severe neck pain that nothing would help resolve. I worked for several days, not feeling well at all. I had a phone conversation with my sister and mentioned my symptoms. She recalled just hearing a radio talk show that Todd was on-speaking about the recent passing of his wife Lisa.  My sister was quite firm about me getting it checked out ASAP. Later that day, I went to a local ER. A CAT scan revealed an unruptured aneurysm, and a spinal tap showed a sentient bleed that had resolved. After several weeks of further tests, I was admitted to UC San Francisco, and underwent a craniotomy, and clippings on 2 unruptured vessels. Recovery was very difficult and has taken several years, but I am so thankful to say I feel fully recovered and live a grateful and beautiful life.  

 

Kris Sorenson

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My name is Darlene Lamourt and I am a two time aneurysm survivor.  I suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage in August 2010 and December 2018.  For both occurrences I was treated endovascularly and had long stays in the NeuroICU.  It has been 9 months since my re-rupture and I have recovered with almost no long term deficits.   I have had extensive speech and physical rehabilitation and have undergone two flow diversion procedures.  I am a mother of two beautiful children and extremely blessed to be here today.

- Darlene Lamourt

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I owe my life to both my Primary Doctor (Eric Hansen) and my Neurosurgeon (Robert Solomon).  An MRI was ordered due to recurrent sinus infections and that was the beginning of it all.  We chose to have my clipping done at New York Presbyterian and I am grateful every day for not only my family but all who were involved in my care.  

While I was home recuperating from my surgery, I learned of the impending start of the Lisa Colagrossi Foundation.  I  am so fortunate to feel part of this Foundation and will continue "shedding light on brain aneurysms".  Thank you to Todd and his family for having the initiative to spread the word.

- Marianne Meehan

Numbers Speak

1 in 20

People

or 15 million Americans, will develop a brain aneurysm in their lifetime.

9 Million

Women

are 50% more at risk than men, especially between the ages of 35-60.

40,000

Ruptures

approximately occur each year.

50%

Experience

some form of perceptible symptoms prior to rupture.

Over 75%

of Ruptures

result either in death or major, permanent disability.

#1

Leader

in saving lives & driving better outcomes through our national awareness & education programs.

Our Partners

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Our Foundation

The Lisa Foundation, a 501 (c)(3), is the leading private funder of Brain Aneurysm initiatives that directly or indirectly support awareness, education, research, and survivor support in the U.S.

Our Mission

To foster a national dialogue and understanding around Brain Aneurysms and drive better patient outcomes through pioneering education, research, and support.

Contact Us

The Lisa Foundation

Administrative Office & Mailing Address

P.O. Box 13

Frankenmuth, MI 48734

info@lisafoundation.org

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