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Posted: 05 December 2006 04:25 PM   [ Ignore ]
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http://www.mymultiplesclerosis.co.uk/stranger-than-fiction/ahadisrafil.html

Loss of Half of His Brain
Ahad Israfil survives a freak shooting accident
Ahad Israfil
A freak accident at work, where Ahad’s boss knocked a fire-arm to the floor, resulted in the gun discharging, hitting Ahad in the head. The shot quite literally blew his mind.



By rights Ahad should have died, but doctors and surgeons at the hospital where he was in intensive care were amazed when, after a five hour operation, the 14 year old regained consciousness and tried to speak.

Plastic surgeons used a plastic implant to fill the hole in his skull where the brain had been and stretched his scalp over his new skull.

Incredibly, not only did Ahad retain sufficient mental faculties to speak, walk and live a normal life, he managed to graduate from his local University with an honours degree.


This demonstrates the remarkable recovery abilities of the human brain and experts believe that studying the regenerative powers of the brain cells may lead to treatments for other brain related problems such as Alzheimer’s disease.


Ahad with his rebuilt skull
This report came from a Channel 5 documentary entitled “101 Things Removed from the Human Body”.

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Posted: 05 December 2006 08:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Wow.  Incredible.

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Posted: 06 December 2006 01:21 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I’m just astounded by the fact that someone made a documentary called “101 things removed from the human body.

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Posted: 06 December 2006 03:13 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I saw that, Raz.. It was a Fox thing.. pretty excreable, honestly.. Had a few ‘shocking footage’ bits, lots of blood and gore, intercut with CGI of a human body, and areas would glow as they described objects removed from there.


They did have a bit on the gal with the massive ovarian tumor, tho.

As for people with half a brain, it’s actually a treatment option for *extreme* epilepsy.. There’s some function lost, though the brain can retrain itself to a surprising degree. Still, they can usually go on to leave mostly-normal lives.

Just look at our presi…

*cough*

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Posted: 06 December 2006 07:30 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Robin Bobcat - 06 December 2006 08:13 AM

I saw that, Raz.. It was a Fox thing.. pretty excreable, honestly.. Had a few ‘shocking footage’ bits, lots of blood and gore, intercut with CGI of a human body, and areas would glow as they described objects removed from there.


They did have a bit on the gal with the massive ovarian tumor, tho.

As for people with half a brain, it’s actually a treatment option for *extreme* epilepsy.. There’s some function lost, though the brain can retrain itself to a surprising degree. Still, they can usually go on to leave mostly-normal lives.

Just look at our presi…

*cough*

I don’t know Robin…. that might be a better example for ‘When Things Go Awry’

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Posted: 06 December 2006 08:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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This kid was on a refun of Ripley’s yesterday on the sci-fi channel.  Very intelligent with a great personality.  They mentioned that convenience store clerk was the second most dangerous job in the U.S. (that’s how he was shot).  So why do they hire teenagers?

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Posted: 06 December 2006 08:45 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Bebelicious, I suspect because teens and other groups of folks for various reasons, work cheap. 

I don’t think there are as many business owners who give a hoot about the relative safety of employees as you might like to think.  I’ve been in situations where after employers ‘responsibility’ asked questions that cover safety and then: ‘Do you understand and do feel you can do this?’, they heave a sigh of relief after the answer is even a dubious ‘yes’ because they feel they’ve now transfered the burden of liability to the employee.

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Posted: 06 December 2006 12:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Posted: 06 December 2006 03:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Flexibility of the brain is amazing, there are a lot of stories about epilepsy patients whom part of the brain was removed, who have no less intellectual capacities than people considered normal. Often, in their attempt to compensate (and with the extra), they would perform even better afterwards.

Would be a good idea to try on some people, were it not for all the mishaps (excluding fatalities, that would get the world rid of their stupidity anyways)

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