HFR Supports Life-Saving Research Project


Pictured above, left to right, are Dr. Eugene Golanov, HFR’s Samir Becic, Dr. Gavin W. Britz, James Oden (Heather’s father), Dr. Richard G. Federley and Dr. Y. Jonathan Zhang of Houston’s Methodist Hospital. 

Health Fitness Revolution and its founder Samir Becic fully support the Oden Brain Aneurysm Research, which is dedicated to exploring how blood permeates the brain and disrupts its natural cleansing process after a ruptured aneurysm.

Conducted by Houston’s Methodist Hospital, this research utilizes cutting edge medical technology to understand why aneurysms occur and find a way to cleanse the blood left in the brain after a ruptured vessel has been repaired, for which a solution has not yet been found.

The Oden Brain Aneurysm Research is named after the family of Heather Oden, a young photographer who experienced a series of painful headaches for two years before suffering a brain aneurysm in 2011. Luckily for Oden, she underwent surgery to have it repaired and is now recovered and fully healthy. The family is aiming to raise $500,000 to advance the project and present data to the National Institutes of Health for further funding. The family and Apache Corporation have combined to contribute $60,000 to start the fundraising. Health Fitness Revolution is proud to be a supporter of this cause.

A fundraising event for the Oden Brain Aneurysm Research will be held at 7 p.m. on Dec. 8 at 7 Riverway, Houston, TX, 77056.

Becic chose to support this cause because his own father nearly died after suffering a brain aneurysm in 1994, but he survived with no complications or subsequent health problems.


Pictured above, left to right, are Dr. Eugene V. Golanov, Dr. Gavin W. Britz, Heather Oden, Dr. Jonathan Zhang and Dr. Richard G. Federley.

To learn more about Heather’s story and to see a video, click the following links: Heather’s Story: Brain Aneurysm Repair from Jones Cinema Arts on Vimeo.

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