Move with Bea!

image of beatriz

Meet Bea! In March 2018, Bea, a 17-year resident of Washington Heights, experienced a brain aneurysm rupture and was admitted to NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (NYP). Bea’s ruptured aneurysm was treated by Dr. Sander Connolly in a craniotomy procedure, where the aneurysm was clipped. Three weeks later, she had a second craniotomy to clip an unruptured aneurysm that was found in her imaging.

Fast forward to the present day, and Bea has recovered nicely and is living life to the fullest: “I am happy to report that the past four years have been the best years of my life. I had my dream trip to Paris, a beautiful wedding, lost 55 lbs. and became an endurance athlete!”

photo of beatriz at her wedding

After being discharged from the hospital, Bea learned about The Aneurysm and AVM Foundation (TAAF) in her discharge papers from NYP. TAAF is a non-profit based in California that provides a variety of support for survivors and the families of those impacted by brain aneurysms and AVMs.

Move with Bea

This March, Bea is partnering with TAAF to do a month-long brain aneurysm awareness and fundraising campaign around the movement entitled “Move with Bea”.

Bea’s initiative began when she was accepted into the NYC Half Marathon, taking place in March. She wanted to see if there was something she could do to support others whose lives have been impacted by brain aneurysms and AVMs.

Bea hopes to incentivize people to engage in all forms of movement throughout the Move with Bea campaign, to learn more

move with bea campaign

about brain aneurysms, and to donate to TAAF.

“I am alive, I am healthy, I am challenging myself by running for the first time in my life, and I want to give back.”

The Move with Bea campaign will run from March 1st to the 31st.

We are so excited to promote Bea’s initiative and cannot wait to continue supporting her on her journey!

Learn more about the campaign and TAAF: