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The Girl with a half brain

Three-year-old girl named Jodie Miller suffered from a rare disease called Rasmussen’s encephalitis, also known as chronic focal encephalitis (CFE).

doctors decided to take out half of her brain to improve her symptoms. Although the surgery was serious, Miller came out ok and amazingly, her brain still seemed to work just as well as before, Despite everything she’d been through, Miller came out of the surgery and functioning very well.

While she could still speak and think normally, she did have some movement limitation and slight nerve damage which affected her left arm. She grew up to live a normal life,Even with only half left, her brain was able to reorganize itself so that she could continue to live a normal life. Now an adult, Miller has been married for four years and says she’s thankful that her parents went forward with the risky decision.


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