Brain aneurysm survivor shares her story

September is Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month
Posted at 9:39 PM, Sep 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-19 23:18:31-04

September is Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month. Right now, one in 50 people are walking around with an aneurysm; one bursts every 18 minutes in the U.S.

Shelly Gushard, who has a family history of brain aneurysms, had one earlier this summer. Doctors clipped it, but then she suffered a stroke.

Now, Shelly and her friend, Ashley, whose mother passed away from a brain aneurysm, are helping others, raising awareness with a simple message: "Listen to your body."