Head Injury is the biggest cause of disability in young people in the UK and I’m on a bit of a personal mission at the moment to find out more about traumatic brain injury (TBI).
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Aimee Mullins was born without fibular bones, and had both of her legs amputated below the knee when she was an infant. She learned to walk on prosthetics, then to run, competing at the national and international level as a champion sprinter, and setting world records at the 1996 Paralympics in Atlanta.
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One morning, a blood vessel in Jill Bolte Taylor’s brain exploded. As a brain scientist, she realized she had a ringside seat to her own stroke. She watched as her brain functions shut down one by one: motion, speech, memory, self-awareness. Amazed to find herself alive, Taylor spent eight years recovering her ability to think, walk and talk.
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A man who was paralysed from below the neck after crashing his bike into a truck can once again drink a cup of coffee and eat mashed potato with a fork, after a world-first procedure to allow him to control his hand with the power of thought.
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