Draper girl hopes running Ragnar Relay will inspire others to reach out to those with disabilities

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  • nanato12 Spanish Fork, UT
    June 23, 2014 10:22 p.m.

    Read the book"Out of My Mind" by Sharon Draper. This little girl would benefit from a computer like the one the little girl has in the book. Everyone should read this book, as it shows that we underestimate many handicapped people.

  • Whoa Nellie American Fork, UT
    June 23, 2014 10:13 a.m.

    Thank you Amy, for another inspiring human-interest story.

  • Interloper Portland, OR
    June 23, 2014 1:19 a.m.

    Though he has gained wide attention for something he is not adept at - politics - JulieLynn had the surgery neurosurgeon Ben Carson pioneered, a hemispherectomy. If a section, usually half of the brain, is removed, continuous seizures in children can be prevented. The tradeoff is the opposite side of the body will be weakened, much as in stroke victims. But, because of their adaptability, young children usually retain most or all of their intellectual ability, with the remaining brain taking over for the part surgically removed. Carson redeveloped the hemispherectomy for modern use.