On November 23rd we held a "Walk for Awareness" in Tuscaloosa, Alabama to remember the life of Justin S. Raja. The walk started at the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity and included two laps around the University's beloved quad. Over 100 people walked in a beautiful event that honored Justin S. Raja and all others lost. Regardless that the event has passed, this page will remain open. It will remain open to thank those that participated or donated, and will continue to remain open to further raise funds to end this tragedy. Any generosity is greatly appreciated.
All proceeds will go towards:
- Funding and supporting new research.
- Providing support and educational materials to the medical community, the newly diagnosed, survivors, family members, friends and the general public regarding the facts, treatment options, and recovery process for brain aneurysms.
- Increasing awareness of brain aneurysms by promoting National Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month in September and by distributing aneurysm awareness materials to Emergency Departments in every hospital and to the community.
As you read this page, we continue to stride forward in hopes to raise money and forever remeber Justin S. Raja and his legacy.
Justin S. Raja, he was a loving Son, loving brother, loving husband, loving cousin, and loving uncle. Justin's life was taken on October 10th in Santorini, Greece while on vacation with his family. Justin's younger sister, Dana Raja was to wed her fiancé Niko Petrou on Sunday October 12th. The youngest of the three siblings, Matthew Raja was also to celebrate his birthday on that same weekend on October 12th. God had different plans, Justin had passed on that Friday. Everyone's lives on that vacation had changed. A week later Justin S. Raja was buried on October 18th, the same day as his wife's birthday, Lauren Raja.
Justin was the Assistant Vice President of Internal Audit at Nordea Bank. Justin loved work just as much as he did watching the Buffalo Bills and New York Rangers. Justin implemented passion and pride into everything he did, Justin was a truly genuine person. That’s why he was always smiling, a smile that lit up the room, and still does. The Brain Aneurysm Foundation is the world's only nonprofit organization solely dedicated to providing critical awareness, education, support and research funding to reduce the incidence of brain aneurysm ruptures.
So after you read this, please donate if you are able to, if not, help us promote awareness. With your support, we can start making a real investment to help fight the devastation caused by brain aneurysms and save lives. All donations are tax-deductible and every dollar raised goes to help support the mission of The Brain Aneurysm Foundation. On Sunday Novemeber 23rd in Tuscaloosa, Alabama we walked for awareness. Our campaign for awareness is not yet done after the walk, we will forever continue to raise awareness just as we will forever keep Justin in ou hearts.
If you cannot make a donation at this time, please forward this link to everyone you know. Post this on your Facebook and Twitter pages. Every donation counts, no matter what the amount.
The loss of a loved one is devastating. Yet, we are always reminded by our hearts – how lucky we have been to know those that we loved even in our loss.
Thank you for your thoughtfulness. Your generosity and support is greatly appreciated.