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Southie Shoutout: Tom Tinlin – Boston Celtics Hero Among Us

Southie resident Tom Tinlin was honored as a “Hero Among Us” at Monday night’s Boston Celtics game!

Back in April of 2017, Tom Tinlin had the scare of his life. “I was doing the live auction at the Fourth Fest and while I was up on stage it felt as though someone came up from behind me and cracked me over the head with a baseball bat,” said Tinlin. Having a strong work ethic, he quickly finished up the final two auction items and had his wife Heather drive him to the emergency room at Beth Israel. Tinlin suffered an aneurysm in his brain and had to have emergency surgery to repair the damage.

Since his experience, Tinlin has been a true champion for the Brain Aneurysm Foundation. Back in March, he went to Capitol Hill to advocate for “Ellie’s Law” and met with politicians for brain aneurysm research and funding. He was also recognized at the organization’s second annual Champion Awards as the recipient the Survivor Champion Award!

Determined to prevent others from suffering as he did, Tom has worked tirelessly to increase early detection of brain aneurysms and has amazingly raised over $20,000 dollars for Brain Aneurism research. For his incredible effort to promote brain aneurism awareness, Tom Tinlin has been recognized as a Celtics Hero Among Us.

Way to go, Tom!

We were fortunate enough to have Tom on our podcast back in September! You can listen to it here!

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Maureen Dahill

Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Hockey mom, yoga enthusiast, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.

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