Brain Trauma

It started four years ago with a headache, progressed to migraines, and led to a hospital stay where she was diagnosed with severe inflammation of the brain and spinal cord. The inflammation resulted in brain injury, being put on life support and, eventually, paralysis.

However, Shani Pitts would later come out of the hospital and begin physical therapy to overcome the effects of brain trauma. Shani and her mother visit the set of Bouncing Back to tell Shani’s story of resilience and determination. Dr. Stephanie Nahas, Professor of Neurology at Jefferson Hospital, also joins the set to provide her expert advice and the physiological background of brain injuries.

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