He was my best friend, that I met in the seventh grade in school.
We had much in common as to our interests, and hobbies, and we kept in
touch over the years. When I married he was my best man. One day when we
were older he told me about his brother in law who had recently died of
a cerebral bleed. Sad.
One day a couple years later I got a call from his sister, the one whose husband
had died that I was told about. His sister told me that my friend had suffered an AVM bleed, and had collapsed at home. By the time he was found, this was in 1996, he had passed away. I went to the funeral and talked to his parents. His mother was sad
because she knew she would now have no grand children ever. Her son, and
son-in-law had both died early.
We AVM patients who survived are the fortunate ones.