Student defies doctors to walk and talk again

Hannah Jones suffered a stroke during brain surgery.

The 21-year-old from Cheshire was having a cancerous tumour removed, despite being advised that it could leave her permanently disabled and with a reduced level of ability. When she came round, she was unable to talk, stand or even eat by herself, and had to begin the journey to recovery, despite doctors warning it was likely she would be left with special needs. Hannah's progress has stunned doctors, and she has slowly relearned how to do everything she was able to before. She has graduated from university and plans to work with children with special needs. She said: "There were times where I wanted to give up, but my family and tutors were so supportive and kept me going. "I'm so happy that I finally got here." Read the full story. A guide for young people with a brain injury.
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