Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm
Reporter – News Analyst
September 18, 2020
Members of the Trinity Love Hoblit Foundation joined Hoblit family members at the September 15, 2020 Fernandina Beach City Commission meeting to accept a Proclamation from Mayor John Miller declaring September 2020 Brain Aneurism Awareness Month in Fernandina Beach.
Trinity Love Hoblit was born with a rare form of primordial dwarfism. At age nine, Trinity was diagnosed with multiple brain aneurysms. Through the years, she underwent many brain surgeries. In 2015, Trinity was scheduled for open brain surgery for an aneurysm clipping, but tragically, just two days prior to surgery, her aneurysm ruptured. She passed away June 30, 2015, at fourteen years of age.
Trinity was an advocate of organ donation, and with her family’s support, she gave the precious gift of life to three donor recipients after her death. Her heart was gifted to a five-year-old boy, her liver was gifted to a six-month-old baby boy, and one of her kidneys was gifted to a twenty-nine year-old woman. These three recipients are alive today as a result of Trinity and her family’s support for organ donation. Trinity’s legacy and kind spirit continue to impact so many lives today.
The Trinity Love Hoblit Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization formed in 2016 by the family of Trinity Love Hoblit to continue Trinity’s legacy of love and compassion by
supporting, raising awareness, funding neurological research, training, and treatment for brain aneurysms, strokes, and other cerebrovascular conditions. An estimated 6.5 million people in the United States have an unruptured brain aneurysm. Approximately 30,000 people nationwide suffer a brain aneurysm rupture each year, one every eighteen minutes.
To learn more about the Foundation and how you can help, visit their website at https://www.trinityhoblit.org. 9-15-2020 trinity hoblit