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Mind over matter

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16 June
๐—ง๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐˜† ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฎ ๐— ๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฎ. At 14 years old, Amy Martin began to experience weakness and difficulty moving the left side of her body. A neurologist confirmed a devastating diagnosis: Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma โ€“ a rare brain tumour affecting children. An operation to remove the tumour left her suffering from severe epilepsy and unsure whether sheโ€™d ever regain full mobility. By her early twenties, and after two more brain surgeries, Amy had four titanium plates and 16 titanium screws in her skull and was missing about a quarter of her brain. But she didn't give up, turning her gaze towards the future and enrolling at Stellenbosch University. In April this year, Amy graduated with a PhD in ancient cultures - a thrilling climax for the woman with just 75 percent of her brain.