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SURVIVOR

Ras Kidus

Ras Circle

The survivor of a burst aneurysm in 2011 he credits the care from his doctors, nurses, physical therapists, and other rehabilitation allies for his recovery. Altered, and impaired, with challenging impediments, he continues to play music, record, and produce as well as make films. Every day brings some new awareness or insight, and he is proud to be a survivor and to support others on their paths. As a devout Rastafarian from an early age, his spirituality and close knit culture has been a constant comfort through many challenges and losses. He lives in the San Francisco bay area with his fiancé, caregiver, and director of fun,  Stephanie Slade and hopes to return to Jamaica to celebrate their upcoming marriage when it is safe to travel again. 

To see a documentary about Ras Kidus check out https://vimeo.com/96734093

CLINICIAN

Dr. Brian Hoh

DR. Hoh Circle

Brian Hoh, MD, MBA, FACSFAHAFAANS, is an internationally known expert in the treatment of brain aneurysms, brain arteriovenous malformations, and ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke. He is chair of the Lillian S. Wells Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

Dr. Hoh is President of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. He was previously co-chair of the editorial board of the Journal of Neurosurgery and section editor of World Neurosurgery.

Dr. Hoh is an NIH-R01-funded principal investigator of basic science research investigating the biologic mechanisms of cerebral aneurysm formation and rupture, as well as innovative tissue engineering technology to improve the treatment of cerebral aneurysms.

SUPPORT TEAM

Cera Perry

Cera Circle

Cera Perry is a 37 year old mother of 5.  She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communicative Disorders from the University of Central Florida.  Cera previously worked as a Speech Language Pathologist in the public school system, but now works for a private company as an Operations Manager.  Cera’s middle son, Giovanni, suffered an Arteriovenous Malformation rupture in December 2019 and is recovering from an AVM resection surgery from this past July.