A beautiful broken brain

June 21, 2016


Stroke affects 15,000,000 people year across the world ….it can happen to anyone,anywhere, anytime.

In the early hours of a Monday morning in November 2011, 34 year-old Lotje Sodderland was woken from her sleep with a pain in her head so excruciating that she lay on the floor waiting to die. She was experiencing a massive life threatening brain haemorrhage.

My Beautiful Broken Brain is the Lotje’s story – a film born out of necessity to help a young woman make sense of having to start her life again when she was only half way through it. Incredibly, thanks to medical intervention she survived.

I watched this amazing account of one young womans experience with stroke on Netflix today. I urge anyone who would like to gain a better understanding of the mind and brain to watch it.

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