Sunday, September 27, 2015

Zorinsky Lake
156th and “F” Street
Shelter 5
Omaha, NE 68135


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Anita Sharp's Story

In December of 2012, when Anita Sharp began to complain of a headache, the Sharp family had no idea how much life was going to change. Anita had complained of constant pain and headache, which is unlike her. After 2 days, her sister took her to the nearest Emergency room where a CT scan revealed a subarachnoid hemorrhage from a ruptured aneurysm. On December 23rd, Anita's condition worsened, resulting in seizures. She was transferred to The Nebraska Medical Center for emergency surgery. Her recovery was an uphill battle including a drain in her brain, mechanical ventilation, a medically induced coma, and being medically paralyzed to control the pressure in her brain and prevent more damage.

After having a tracheostomy and a feeding tube placed, she was transferred to Madonna Rehab Hospital on January 17th, 2013. In March of 2013, Anita progressed to QLI to continue her recovery toward independence. By May of 2013, Anita was able to move back to her own home with her sister. Currently, with the support of her amazing family and friends, Anita is making excellent progress and living at home independently! Her strength and amazing recovery continue to inspire so many who have been affected by brain aneurysms and provide “Hope for a Better Tomorrow!”

Over the last 2 years, Anita, her family, the nurses and neurosurgeons of the Neuro ICU at The Nebraska Medical Center, almost 40 brain aneurysm survivors (many of whom were treated at Nebraska Medicine), and the families of many others affected, have come together for this amazing annual event! Please join us at our third annual event this September as we continue to raise awareness and funds to help prevent other families from facing the same struggle!

To find answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the event, click here.