6 yr old Girl to have half her brain removed to combat illness

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  1. Jeremy.B

    Jeremy.B Formerly Leader Blackout TFW2005 Supporter

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    This is crazy...

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,347275,00.html

     
  2. Sangron

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    This type of procedure has been done before. This is her best option. I pray for her.
     
  3. nkelsch

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    yeeeeech...

    Good luck to her. That is really tough. What we don't know about the human brain is really a mystery.
     
  4. funkatron101

    funkatron101 TFW2005 Supporter

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    Yeah I think I saw a similar story. The other side of the person's brain was able to adapt and maintain and "learn" many of the functions. He was still able to talk, see, etc., but his walking and movements suffered.
     
  5. seeker311

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    well, we do use only 10% of it......

    Hope she makes it through though
     
  6. Ziero

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    We understand 10%, we use all of it.
     
  7. funkatron101

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    I think that is definitely the appropriate conclusion.
     
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  9. Jeremy.B

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    Hope she recovers okay.
     
  11. Bryan

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    I know it sounds crazy, but it's an established operation.

    She'll have issues, but she'll be alive. So, y'know, silver lining and all that.
     
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    That is crazy! I hope everything works out.
     
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    Actually, it's been discovered that we do use all of it, but just 10% at a time.
     
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    i'm pretty sure i actually watched a special about a guy who had that procedure done before and they were amazed with what he could do afterwards. she's young too, and the human body can do amazing things. i really hope things work out well for her.
     
  15. rattrap007

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    Wait don't women only have half of a brain anyway? if they take the half she won't have any...

    Then of course she'd be a man then...

    There now everyone is happy.
     
  16. Frognal

    Frognal Prodigal Son Returned

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    What do they put in the empty cavity, packing peanuts?
     
  17. Belgrath

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    Da-amn... hope she pulls in okay.
     
  18. ambushbug74

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    I kinda wondered that too, I mean just an empty space in there wouldn't the other half just slosh around? I would imagie some sort of implant would go there. This whole procedure sounds scarey, I wish the kid and faimly the best.
     
  19. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    hope the girls gonna be okay.

    i didnt know they can even do that. yay surgery!
     
  20. Matrix Soul

    Matrix Soul Skull 4 reporting in!

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    Yes, he even went on to become president for 2 terms :D  I kid I kid

    Seriously though, I hope she pulls through, what an ordeal :( 
     

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