Woman’s Heroic Recovery From Brain Injury Which Took Her Sight and Speech

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(Barnet & Whetsone) – A Potters Bar woman who suffered a brain injury that left her blind and unable speak is one of just three people from across the UK who have been shortlisted for a prestigious national award.

Lucy Thurlow, 44, suffered the injury from a series of epileptic seizures more than five years ago. She was also left wheelchair bound and was so traumatized she would spend the whole day screaming.

But after making huge progress towards recovery, including recovering speech and walking her own mini version of the London Marathon, she has now been shortlisted for an achievement award which will be presented by double Olympic gold medalist James Cracknell at the national annual brain injury awards ceremony. CONTINUE