“I fell off my bicycle and had a traumatic brain injury. They were looking in my phone trying to figure out who I was when they decided that in order to survive I needed a craniotomy,” says Janice Thomspon, who was in a coma for 38 days following the surgical removal of part of her skull. “UCLA kept me alive. I woke up on the day that my daughter was, per the health directive in my trust, supposed to make the decision about whether or not to continue treatment, and now it’s been two years since everything happened. It was a long, arduous climb back, and I think it’s important that patients be encouraged and families be given hope. That’s why I talk to families and tell them my story.” #UCLAPatientStories #UCLA #UCLAHealth #ItBeginswithU
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  • uclahealth“I fell off my bicycle and had a traumatic brain injury. They were looking in my phone trying to figure out who I was when they decided that in order to survive I needed a craniotomy,” says Janice Thomspon, who was in a coma for 38 days following the surgical removal of part of her skull. “UCLA kept me alive. I woke up on the day that my daughter was, per the health directive in my trust, supposed to make the decision about whether or not to continue treatment, and now it’s been two years since everything happened. It was a long, arduous climb back, and I think it’s important that patients be encouraged and families be given hope. That’s why I talk to families and tell them my story.” #UCLAPatientStories #UCLA #UCLAHealth #ItBeginswithU

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  • uclacsbearThanks for sharing. Gives me hope.
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