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  • AdventHealth Brain Aneurysm Support Group

    Winter Park, FL

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    San Francisco, CA

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How Can People Survive and Thrive After Brain Injury?

In a recent interview, “Game of Thrones” star Emilia Clarke spoke about being able to live “completely normally” after two aneurysms—one in 2011 and one in 2013—that caused brain injury. She went on to have two brain surgeries.

An aneurysm is a bulge or ballooning in the wall of a blood vessel, often accompanied by severe headache or pain.

So how can people survive and thrive despite having, as Clarke put it, “quite a bit missing” from their brain?

The key to understanding how brains can recover from trauma is that they are fantastically plastic—meaning our body’s supercomputer can reshape and remodel itself.

 



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