Heather Gross

Here’s Heather’s Inspiring Story: When I was a 22-year-old college student, I had a random brain hemorrhage caused by a Cavernous Angioma on my right Thalamus. There was no known treatment and the only cure was brain surgery but my lesion was too deep in my brain to reach safely so the doctors told me…

Tamela

I am Tamela Wagner, also known as Tamela Blessed Art. A creator of hope and happiness! My life changed in the blink of an eye when I was diagnosed in 2011 at age 44 with a rare brain disease called Cavernous Angioma. In 2012 I had brainstem surgery that many surgeons told me would be…

Erin

My name is Erin and I am a cavernous malformation survivor. In 2013 [during] my senior year of college…I drove seven hours home for spring break. That Monday, not even 3 days home, I got very sick… All of a sudden it felt like spiders were on my back and [my parents] called 911. [In the…

What is a Cavernous Malformation?

An Introduction to Cavernous Malformation by Joseph M. Zabramski, MD (Professor Neurological Surgery, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ). The goal of this article is to provide a basic introduction to cerebral cavernous malformations. This will include a description of these lesions, their frequency in the adult population, the risks they pose to those effected, and the presently…