Brazilian boy’s survival of brain injury is Fatima ‘miracle’

Joao Batista, left, and Lucila Yurie, from Brazil, deliver a statement at the Fatima Sanctuary Thursday, May 11 2017, in Fatima, Portugal. Batista and Yuri are the parents of a boy whose surprise recovery from a severe brain injury was used by the Vatican to make two Portuguese children saints. Pope Francis is visiting the…

Hypoxic-Anoxic Brain Injury

Introduction and Definition The brain requires a constant flow of oxygen to function normally. A hypoxic-anoxic injury, also known as HAI, occurs when that flow is disrupted, essentially starving the brain and preventing it from performing vital biochemical processes. Hypoxic refers to a partial lack of oxygen; anoxic means a total lack. In general, the…

Man With Brain Injury Left In Tears After Job Interview

A man who suffers from a brain injury has had a hard time finding a job that would allow him to be accompanied by his trusty service dog. What he was told in one job interview left him shocked. Owen Lima suffers from a serious brain injury and is helped out by his reliable service…

Brain injuries aren’t obvious, but they affect 13.5 million Americans

Growing up, I loved playing soccer and from age 13 on I was a goalkeeper on numerous school and club teams. I ended my soccer career during a midseason game my sophomore year of college, when I caught a knee under my chin during a collision with a player from the other team. I was…

Fernando Torres suffers ‘traumatic brain injury’ in match, taken to hospital

Fernando Torres suffered what Atletico Madrid called a “traumatic brain injury” in the team’s 1-1 draw with Deportivo la Coruna on Thursday. The striker was taken to the hospital, where he will remain for the night. The club said Torres was stable and conscious but will stay under observation before undergoing tests on Friday. Follow Fernando Torres…

Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor Questionnaire

Before answering the questionnaire, please read the following and proceed as directed. This questionnaire is intended for Traumatic Brain Injury survivors who are 18 years of age or older. The purpose of the aforementioned questionnaire is to compile an overview of TBI Survivors. The questionnaire will address topics concerning the nature of your TBI, employed rehabilitation…

After brain injury, Childsplay actress makes a comeback in ‘The Yellow Boat’

“Transformational person” is the official label for Valley actor Osiris Cuen’s part in “The Yellow Boat,” Childsplay’s life-and-death drama for young audiences. Basically, that’s a fancy term for utility player. The 25-year-old ASU grad juggles multiple secondary roles — a doctor, a mom — in the award-winning play about an 8-year-old boy dying of AIDS. But…

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