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Neuroendovascular surgery attempts to help some of the sickest patients with life-altering conditions. Decades of determination and innovation have led to tremendous improvements in what we can offer to patients. However, the uncertainty of neurologic prognosis can leave families and providers feeling uncertain and overpowered.

"Hope is the thing with feathers," is a campaign dedicated to telling the stories of a battle well fought, the challenges of an uphill recovery or even the bittersweet saga of going down swinging. Chronicling the experiences of the patient, their family and friends remind us to keep hope and to reinforce our resilience. The goal of this project is not to heroize or glorify the neurointerventionalist, but, rather, to acknowledge the daily struggle of the patients or their loved ones.

Submit your story through this form or email it to us 

  • Stories should be no longer than 2,000 words.
  • A HIPAA release is required with all submissions [click to open and download HIPAA form]
  • Stories are encouraged to highlight unsung heroes: family, friends, nursing, rehabilitation workers, providers.
  • Photographs of patients, families and the clinical team are strongly recommended.
  • Stories should include direct quotations and relay a diversity of perspectives.
  • Remember that the goal of these stories is to spread hope; the theme of each story should reflect this goal.

“Hope" is the thing with feathers

by Emily Dickinson

“Hope” is the thing with feathers

That perches in the soul,

And sings the tune without the words,

And never stops - at all.


And sweetest - in the Gale - is heard;

And sore must be the storm

That could abash the little Bird

That kept so many warm.


 I’ve heard it in the chilliest land

And on the strangest Sea;

Yet, never, in Extremity,

It asked a crumb of me.


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