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  • Survivors Around the Globe, Katie Morelli

    Survivors Around the Glob...

    Katie Morelli in Marvin NC – Survivor I am currently 32 years old and prior to my AVM, I worked as a Professional Pasty Chef. It all began with a couple of extreme migraines. The first migraine happened in the

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  • Survivors Around the Globe – Tori Kloss

    Survivors Around the Glob...

    On August 21st, 2012, being 12 at the time, I experienced the WORST pain, basically a silent killer in disguise. My AVM occurred in my cerebellum and I was not supposed to live. The doctors came out and told my parents

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  • Survivor Around the Globe, Megan Bacigalupo

    Survivor Around the Globe...

    My body became a clock. Time pushed forward as a force moved me to get me to where I needed to go. I felt like a Derby horse with blinders, and all I could see was the ambulance that I imagined — a life source after

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  • Caregiver Around the Globe, Cindy Shandorf

    Caregiver Around the Glob...

    On May 16th, 2014 my husband, Frank, went into surgery for a ruptured brain aneurysm (under the assumption that it was a 6-hour clipping) - instead, he went through a 12-hour resection surgery. Dr. Gardner removed the

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