My name is Barbara Roscilo and this is my 22 yr. old son David. David was born on September 18, 1979, the happiest day of my life, and died on January 16, 2002, the saddest day of my life. David was my first born son. I later had his brother Mark who is now 19 yrs. old and in his first year of college. I was always so proud of both my boys. I have been divorced from their father for 5 yrs. now however we have remained close and even more so since this tragedy. I plan to design a website to honor the memory of David, for all his friends and family to visit and to keep the wonderful memories of David alive. David would be so proud of me if I am able to accomplish this since he was the one I went to with my computer questions. I wish to thank all my family and friends, especially David's wonderful girlfriend, Marty Baker, and the people I have met on this site, for their support. It has greatly helped me through the saddest time in my life.
My 22 yr. old son, David, died on January 16, 2002 from a brain aneurysm. The call came to me on Tuesday night, January 15th, from the hospital chaplain who told me my son had suffered severe trauma to the brain and at that time they did not know the cause. The hospital was approximately 30 minutes from my home and when I got there they confirmed that my son had a ruptured brain aneurysm and for all intents and purposes was brain dead.
My son had gone to a doctor the previous week complaining of headaches. He had suffered as a child with migraines but he told the doctor these headaches were much worse than his migraines. The doctor prescribed pain medication which seemed to work to some degree however he was left very tired. While alone he suffered this brain trauma and was found later in the evening by his girlfriend.
I would appreciate some input from anyone who has been in a similar situation. It seems that with proper treatment your survivor rate is greater. Why did my son's brain aneurysm kill him? The neurosurgeon told us my son's age, 22, was a common age for this to happen. Should other family members be tested for this condition?
Needless to say, I am grief stricken. My son was very smart, gifted with his hands, sweet, sincere and had a bright future. He left behind a devastated father, a 19 yr. old brother, and a wonderful fiance who loved him.
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