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    KS - Her recovery from brain disease included shooting hoops - while still in a coma

    Teenage girl who contracted brain disease pictured shooting basketball hoops... while still in a COMA (Daily Mail)
    A high school basketball enthusiast, who contracted a potentially fatal illness and fell into a coma, astounded doctors when she continued to shoot hoops in her comatose state.

    Maggie Meier fell ill in 2008 and was admitted to hospital after suffering a seizure.

    The student at Blue Valley Northwest High School in Overland Park, Kansas was found to have mycoplasma meningoencephalitis - a form of meningitis which causes swelling on the brain.
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    Excuse me - shooting hoops while still in a coma??
    Dr William Graf, Meier’s neurologist, told thedaily.com: 'The act of shooting a basketball must have been ingrained as one of Maggie’s basic instincts - her basketball shooting motion came back to her even before she was able to stand up or walk again.'
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    Since coming out of her coma, the high school student has had to relearn every facet of her daily life - how to walk, speak and read.
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    On Monday, she returned to the court after almost four years spent recovering.
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    much more, with some remarkable pictures of Maggie shooting hoops, at link above
    Last edited by wfgodot; 02-23-2012 at 02:38 AM.

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    WOW that’s extraordinary.
    Staffies They're Softer Than You Think

    "From where you're kneeling, it must seem like an 18-carat string of bad luck. But the truth is... the game was rigged from the start." – Benny Fallout: New Vegas

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    what an incredible story!



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