Stroke Fair May 5 at West Jefferson Medical Center

West Jefferson (WJ), in partnership with the Culicchia Neurological Clinic, will offer FREE personalized stroke risk assessments, cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure and BMI screenings; as well as education on strokes, activities/games, door prizes and stroke empathy activities (how would you do everyday activities, if one side of your body is paralyzed). To RSVP, call 504-349-1789 […]

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Tournament committee members Rebecca Winchell and Deb Fournet

Tennis Tourney Raises $18,000 for Aneurysm Awareness

The New Orleans Advocate, April 29, 2015 – The sixth annual Aces Against Aneurysms Tennis Tournament proved to be a smashing success, with approximately $18,000 raised in doubles events for both men and women.  That’s approximately double what the tournament raised in past years, thanks in part to generous sponsors and players. Read more. Tweet

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2015 Ladies’ Tournament a Success!

We’re tallying up donations and appear to be on track for a most successful tennis tournament!  The weather could not have been better for the close to 100 players today. We were thrilled to welcome aneurysm survivor Connie Gaines and her mother Theresa to the tournament. Connie survived 3 aneurysms since 2006. Our organizing committee […]

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When An Aneurysm Strikes

Cynthia Kemp was a helpful volunteer and supporter of the Aces Against Aneurysm tennis fundraiser.  In December, 2014 she succumbed to a brain aneurysm herself. Fortunately, she was rushed to medical care and she has made a full recovery. Listen as she tells her story with Brain Support Nola Board Member and Interventional Neuroradiologist Robert […]

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Aneurysm Survivors Share Stories

March 31, 2005 – Aneurysm survivors Rebecca Winchell and Cindy Kemp share their stories with WDSU TV’s Heath Allen.  “I was just shampooing my hair and it’s just like ‘boom,’” Kemp said. “It’s like someone took a baseball bat to the back of my head.” “It’s the worst headache ever. It’s nausea, dizziness,” Winchell said. […]

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