Feeling alone after diagnosis of vascular malformation, stroke, brain injury, or treatment?
Project Hope publishes real advice from those who have stepped through the same paths of uncertainly you are walking.
We curated voices from survivors and family members who took time to fill out a survey by Burgundy for Life for #AVMAwarenessMonth in October, 2017.
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"What message do you have for someone recently diagnosed with a Vascular Malformation?"
Do not let it define you. I feel very strongly about this. My AVM is painful and not pleasant on the eyes, but I never let it hold me back. I don't feel sorry for myself. Also, don't let the negative reactions from uniformed individuals get to you. An AVM may be painful and uncomfortable, but it also can build a strong character in a person. It has for me.