Eberhart presents proclamation to Shelbyville couple

Governor declares September as Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Tuesday, September 18, 2018 2:29 pm

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 18, 2018) – State Rep. Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville) on Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Shelby County Courthouse presented Ray and Janet Morefield with Gov. Eric Holcomb’s proclamation declaring September as Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month.

“Ray and Janet have worked tirelessly to raise awareness about the warning signs of brain aneurysms,” Eberhart said. “An estimated 1 in 50 people suffer from a ruptured aneurysm, which makes the Morefield’s work critical to our community and our state. As people become aware of the warning signs, more lives can be saved.”

According to Eberhart, Ray Morefield’s wife and daughter suffered from brain aneurysms. This life-threatening situation prompted Ray to dedicate his time to raising awareness about brain aneurysms in the hope of increasing people’s knowledge of warning signs as well as increasing testing for the condition.

“We certainly thank Mr. Eberhart for the proclamation he presented us with,” Ray Morefield said. “This renews our enthusiasm to keep up the good fight. We appreciate Mr. Holcomb giving us a month for our cause. We are overjoyed, thank you so much.”

A brain aneurysm is a weak bulge or ballooning blood vessel in the brain which fills with blood. This can leak or rupture and cause bleeding in the brain. Warning signs include headaches or pain above the eye, which can be mild or severe based on whether the aneurysm ruptured or not. Eberhart said early detection is crucial because ruptured aneurysms can lead to death or permanent disability.

For more information on warning signs of brain aneurysms visit www.bafound.org

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State Rep. Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville) represents House District 57,

which includes Shelby County and portions of Bartholomew and Hancock counties.

A high-resolution photo of Eberhart can be downloaded by clicking here.

PHOTO CAPTION: (Left to right) State Rep. Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville) presents Ray and Janet Morefield of Shelbyville with Gov. Eric Holcomb’s proclamation on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, in Shelbyville, Indiana.  The proclamation declared September as Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month. Morefield previously worked to raise awareness on the condition after his wife and daughter both suffered from brain aneurysms.