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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We all go through challenges – some you can see, most you can’t, says Michele L.Sullivan.
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Daniel Kish has been blind since he was 13 months old, but has learned to ‘see’ using a form of echolocation. He uses clicking noises, like a bat, to build up a picture of the world around him. It’s no wonder that his nickname is ‘Batman’.
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