Sunday, March 23, 2008

Scientist Suffers Stroke of Insight

Dr Jill Bolte Taylor of Bloomington, experienced a stroke in 1996 that left her in a complete vegetative state. She has since completely recovered and she is inspiring others through her story of survival.
Ten years ago Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor was living in Boston teaching and performing brain research at Harvard Medical School. In addition, she was the national spokesperson for the Harvard Brain Bank. In 1996, her work was stopped when she experienced a major AVM stroke. At the age of 37, she could not walk, talk, read, write, or recall any of her life. With the help of her mother it took Jill eight years to completely recover.

She has written a book detailing the shutting down of her brain and what she needed to recover completely. The book, titled “My Stroke of Insight,” serves as a guide for recovering brain function.

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