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Hello friends, my name is Veronica Field, thank you for visiting my site. I know you are here because you are either a brain aneurysm survivor, you have lost a loved one, you are a caretaker or simply curious to know about this condition. Please know that you are strong, loved, cherished, highly favored by God and never alone. It is my hope that together we can educate ourselves with as much information as possible and spread the awareness to as many people as possible and to as far as we can while making effort to advocate for programs that will help save lives. I am a brain aneurysm survivor (1 raptured and coiled in 2017 and 1 still intact that is being monitored) and I must say the road to recovery has not been that easy. Just a few days to my 31st birthday, my family experienced a life changing moment that I have since named it The nightmare on Naguru Vale Rd. My husband and I together with our 2 children (3 year old and 5 months old then) were residing in Kampala, Uganda on a US diplomatic assignment when I suffered a brain aneurysm in the middle of the night. I cannot recall exactly what happened and how it happened except for what my husband tells me. The only thing I recall doing last on that Friday was putting my kids to bed in our house in Uganda. The next thing I remembered was “waking up” in a hospital bed in the ICU unit with tubes all over me in South Africa. It was everybody’s worst nightmare but the reality to us. This entire experience has been a true affirmation on just how much God loves us. He surely cannot give us a burden bigger than what we are capable of handling. Just like we are told in Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” We are alive for a reason, we experienced what we did for a reason, we are chosen for a reason. I have spent quite some time trying to figure out “why me”, that I actually forgot that it had to be me because God saw something in me that He had to choose me. My purpose for starting this blog is to: 1. Use my story to help spread awareness to the world on Brain Aneurysm and also on other types of aneurysms. 2. Help eliminate some of the anxiety that I have by engaging others into my conversation and getting to know their stories. 3. Establish a community where people can learn and teach others about Brain Aneurysm and other types of aneurysms. 4. Start a conversation on teaching basic CPR to everybody including children above the age of 5 years old and advocate for it. Knowing what to do in the case of an emergency can help save a life. It is more critical in the developing countries where access to emergency medical care is limited. Please follow me on my blog where I will be using a combination of my own story and information from other accredited sites pertaining to brain aneurysm to give you as much information as possible so we can help spread awareness. I love this song, it just gives me the motivation that I need to get through the day and live not in fear but in courage and determination….And when that final day comes that I have to cross over and be with my savior, I will do so in faith and dignity because I know that He Reigns. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4M-zwE33zHA Because He Lives God sent His son, they called Him, Jesus He came to love, heal and forgive He lived and died to buy my pardon An empty grave is there to prove my Savior lives. Because He lives, I can face tomorrow Because He lives, all fear is gone Because I know He holds the future And life is worth the living Just because He lives. How sweet to hold a newborn baby And feel the pride and the joy he gives But greater still the calm assurance This child can face uncertain days because He Lives. And then one day, I’ll cross that river I’ll fight life’s final war with pain And then, as death gives way to vict’ry I’ll see the lights of glory and I’ll know He reigns. Because He lives, I can face tomorrow Because He lives, all fear is gone Because I know He holds the future And life is worth the living Just because He lives Because he lives Because he lives Written by William J. Gaither and Gloria Gaither

Free Brain Aneurysm book promotion begins Sept 7th, 2020 and ends Sept 11th, 2020 in honor of brain aneurysm awareness month.

Check this out at Amazon.com or your country’s Amazon site.

Tips on Surviving a Brain Aneurysm: For Survivors, Caregivers, and Loved Ones https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07R56DN1L/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_-PbvFbVAYJ8JH

The state of Texas officially recognizes September as the Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month.

Thank you so much governor Abbott and the Brain Aneurysm organizations, advocates, survivors and caregivers for making this possible.

This is what I received in the mail today!

Texas Governor, Greg Abbott, officially recognizes September as the Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month

This is what happens when we work together as a team!

Thank you so much Governor Abbott and all the advocates who have worked tirelessly to achieve this goal.

Let’s spread the awareness and continue to save lives.

An emotional and a must-watch Traumatic Brain Injury survivor’s story, Ariel Johnson

Being a brain aneurysm or TBI survivor, caregiver or loved one, you understand that every individual’s case is unique. We are often left with many unanswered questions. To be be fair, we can generalize that it’s Faith that keeps us going.

Once in a while, however, we come across a story that takes us on an emotional roller coaster ride. Ariel Johnson’s story is one of that kind. Her life changed in an instant and so did she. Ariel is a true overcomer and a definition of what it means to ” fight for your life.” She was in a coma, persevered through the long hospital stays that involved hospital transfers for better care, had part of her skull in a freezer while the medical experts carefully planned and implemented the best treatment approach possible for her, gave her very best during the unpredictable recovery period, and now she’s here to shine light on all of us. Her story gives us hope that it’s true hard times don’t last forever.

Please watch Ariel’s story here and subscribe to her YouTube channel to get more of her follow up videos.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqUWNad-7Jk

Ariel Johnson’s story- summarised version
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