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Panola Grad Knows What It's Like to Survive West Nile

With such hype this year about West Nile Virus, what's it really like to survive this virus when it's neuro-invasive? A real brain injury? What is your loved one, colleague or friend experiencing on the "inside" ? Check out www.bdbrainwreck.c om for Panola College grad, Becky Dunlap Dennis', journey of a brain injury and what it's like first hand, called "Brain Wreck." "At 18,000 miles away from home, a business professional delivers a polished presentation to a group of executives. And within two hours, she forgets how to walk. Talking becomes too strenuous. She is struck by an odd series of neurological deficits that baffle her and a dozen doctors ... for 27 months. Brain Wreck is a must read for anyone who has witnessed the frustration of a mysterious illness. This is a story of determination and an unrelenting journey to save one's mind. With humor and unabashed honesty, the author restores a shattered spirit while striving to be 'normal.'"  (Dec 30, 2012 | post #1)

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What does a West Nile survivor experience when it's neuro...

With such hype this year about West Nile Virus, what's it really like to survive a brain injury? What is your loved one, colleague or friend experiencing on the "inside" ? Check out www.bdbrainwreck.c om for Longview native's Becky Dunlap Dennis' journey of a brain injury and what it's like first hand. "At 18,000 miles away from home, a business professional delivers a polished presentation to a group of executives. And within two hours, she forgets how to walk. Talking becomes too strenuous. She is struck by an odd series of neurological deficits that baffle her and a dozen doctors ... for 27 months. Brain Wreck is a must read for anyone who has witnessed the frustration of a mysterious illness. This is a story of determination and an unrelenting journey to save one's mind. With humor and unabashed honesty, the author restores a shattered spirit while striving to be 'normal.'"  (Dec 30, 2012 | post #1)