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.
“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.