Imagine, this same time last year, a family of four had their father, and husband with them to start off the year. Hoping to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and Easter, etc with their beloved. This year, Ken’s family looks back and remembers the dismay they faced when their family member was taken from them so abruptly. Ken’s wife Debbie states, “My husband at the age of 62 just thought he was just getting old. He was a laborer, got up early every day, worked hard at the sanitary authority, played hard.” For many families who have lost a loved one due to a brain aneurysm, the feeling is surreal. Due to the nature of brain aneurysms, there are hardly any warning signs as they come rather abruptly.
Overall, there is a high need for research to be conducted on brain aneurysms and how we can work to prevent them. This is what The Bee Foundation is all about and this is why families such as Ken’s are working to raise money in order to be able to conduct that research so that “another loved one will not be taken and feel the emptiness our family is feeling”
Throughout the month of March, Mama B’s Kitchen will be selling Otis Spunkmeyer Chocolate Chip Cookies with all proceeds being donated to The Bee Foundation in support of Brain Aneurysm Awareness. We hope that we can stop this trend and make a difference in order to have less stories like Ken’s to share. Instead, we’d like to be able to conduct research in order to share more stories of survival, recovery, prevention, and hope one day for a cure.
The goal has been set at $1,000 for the month of March, and we are currently close to 17% of the way there. If you wish to contribute, make sure to stop by Mama B’s Kitchen at 744 Jumper Road, Wilkes-Barre, PA, at any time during the month, contact [email protected] to make a donation, or click here to donate online. Any amount truly helps.