My name is Heidi Whitrock, I live in Greenwood, Indiana. I have been married for 24 years to my husband, Cliff. We have a daughter; Abagail who is 21 years old. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, the outdoors, concerts and plays, exercise, crochet, puzzles. When we moved here 10 years ago was an Occupational Therapy Assistant.
August 20, 2014 I was with my personal trainer when I thought I was having the beginnings of a migraine, eventually I went to the hospital was tested via CAT Scan, was diagnosed with a Aneurysm as well as a Subarachnoid hemorrhage. I was sent to Methodist Hospital where I had an MRA scan and diagnosed with a LMCA Aneurysm (Left Middle Cerebral Artery Aneurysm.) I had a Clipping the following day. I spent 11 days in the hospital total.
I am active in Brain Injury Support groups, Aneurysm Support Groups, Brain Bolt 5K, Brain Injury Advocacy and Education, Telling my story, How one can advocate for themselves or a loved one. And exercise and stretching to keep yourself healthy.
There are so many things that I have learned through this experience, I want help patients and their families and community. Teach about advocacy.