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    Girl With Half A Brain Going To College

    A teenage girl has overcome incredible odds after graduating from a Pennsylvania high school with only half a brain.

    Christina had that operation 10 years ago, and she didn't just have part of her brain removed -- as in ordinary epilepsy surgery -- she literally had half of her brain taken out.

    http://www.channelcincinnati.com/hea...68/detail.html
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


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    Quote Originally Posted by mysteriew
    A teenage girl has overcome incredible odds after graduating from a Pennsylvania high school with only half a brain.

    Christina had that operation 10 years ago, and she didn't just have part of her brain removed -- as in ordinary epilepsy surgery -- she literally had half of her brain taken out.

    http://www.channelcincinnati.com/hea...68/detail.html
    I've heard about them doing this before.
    It's amazing!!

    Congrats to Christina

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    I have seen a lot of research on these kids, They are awesome. They now know that the younger they do the surgery, the better the recovery as in children the brain still has the ability to compensate. As adults we don't have this ability - which is why brain damage and strokes are so devastating.
    One day we will be able to make this miracle a reality for everyone, no matter what their age, Christina not only had a miracle but may lead to a miracle for others someday.
    This girl has a bright future ahead!

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    Good for her! But I hope she stays away from Florida.
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    I think I missed something??

    Why should she stay away from Florida?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryKate
    I think I missed something??

    Why should she stay away from Florida?
    Probably referring to Terry Schiavo...

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    Ahhh ok ... Thanks



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