April 26, 2017

Risk factors that doctors and researchers believe contribute to the formation of brain aneurysms:

  • Smoking

  • High blood pressure or hypertension

  • Congenital resulting from inborn abnormality in artery wall

  • Family history of brain aneurysms

  • Age over 4...

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From January 19 to 28, 2017, I traveled to Tanzania to climb Africa's highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro.


I did so in honor and memory of my late girlfriend,  Sueyoung Yoo,  who passed away in 2015 from a ruptured brain aneurysm.


Sueyoung was a talented piano player and vocalist. She always had a smile on her face and a vibrant, positive attitude. You can learn all about her at www.Sueyoungyoo.com.

The climb up Kilimanjaro lasted 5 and 1/2 days. I have created a blog entry for each day of the climb, combined with pertinent information about brain aneurysms. Just click the links on the menu at the top of this page.

I hope these posts capture the beauty of the mountain and the challenge in climbing it, while spreading awareness about brain aneurysms. 

If you would like to make a donation to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation in her memory, you can do so at  www.sueyoungyoobaf.com