There is an organization out there which is quietly educating the public and providing support for families. Actually, there are quite a number of organizations that fit this model, but I am speaking specifically of the Hawaii Brain Aneurysm Foundation, an entity set up to benefit families impacted by brain aneurysms.
Brain aneurysms form silently, often from wear and tear on arteries. Symptoms can include the worst headache someone's ever had, blurred or double vision, neck pain, and/or nausea. The Hawaii Brain Aneurysm Foundation was formed by friends of the late Michele Higa, who was fatally stricken by a brain aneurysm earlier this year--out of nowhere. Michele was a big proponent of family and education, and friends of hers and wonderful donors have helped to make this organization a reality to provide information and support to families who have to deal with this silent killer. Michele left us much too soon due to a brain aneurysm. Not fair.