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Thank You Thursday: Beanies with Benefits

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Thank You Thursday: Beanies with Benefits

It can happen to anyone at anytime. It doesn't discriminate. Over half a million Australians are living with an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI). According Brain Injury Australia:

 

"Three out every four of them are aged under 65. As many as two out of every three of these people acquired their brain injury before they turned 25".

 

One of those individuals who acquired their injury before they were 25 was my friend Lisa Cox. Lisa was only 24 years old when she got rare strand of the streptococcus-A virus which caused a brain hemorrhage. This led to a series of complications and Lisa clinically died. Twice. She has undergone more than a dozen operations since, including a heart operation, and has lost a leg, all her toes and nine fingers. It's a miracle she survived.

 

So since this all happened seven years ago you would imagine Lisa has had enough on her plate with focusing on her recovery, learning to walk again and getting well. But, apparently not.

 

References and further information

The original article was produced by  The Fish Community Solutions.

 

For the rest of the article, visit the Fish Community Solutions website.

http://fishcommunitysolutions.com.au/2012/08/16/thank-you-thursday-beanies-with-benefits/

 

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