"It took me some time to realize what had happened to me. When I did, it was shocking."
"I was very fortunate because I had a chance to follow it [AAA]. The problem is that too many people die because they don't know they have one."
Councilman Alexander visited a Find the AAAnswers screening event in Charleston, SC.
"There's a personal connection in that my father suffers from an abdominal aortic aneurysm... it really is a silent killer."
"Today my dad is doing great. Because of my family history, I'm also at risk. So I got screened. It was quick and painless. If caught early, AAA is treatable."
Had it not been for the screening, my husband would be gone. What is 15 minutes out of your day? That’s nothing in comparison to being able to say, I am a survivor.
"In February of 2001, I lost my Dad to an abdominal aortic aneurysm. If only we had known the risks, he could easily have been screened."
Go get screened so you don’t have to go through this; because you absolutely don’t want to go through this.
"My family was told I probably wouldn't survive. If I had been screened, this all could have been prevented."