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London 2012 Para-Olympic Games
Watching the Discovery Science TV series on the 13th December 2010 I was amazed by the story of Dominique. Dominique is a 35 year old woman with a dream of competing at the 2012 Paraolympic games in London. But she is not an ordinary woman - she has a half a brain.
Dominique, was diagnosed with a very rare condition known as Rasmussen's Encephalitis at the age 17. It is a progressive disorder affecting her nervous system.
The entire left side of her body was paralysed and a prognosis by doctors was that she will never walk again. Dominique was however determined to prove them wrong and within 2 weeks of surgery she was standing and taking her first steps on her own. She was able to move her left leg, something that neurosurgeons thought would never happen.
Dominique has already defied neurosciences with her remarkable achievements, and continues to do so by attempting to achieve her dream of competing with the Canadian swimming paraolympic team at the 2012 games in London.
To achieve this dream, she is going through a very intensive rehab training with a team of neuro-physiotherapists, personal trainers, sport massage therapists, who believe in her and have a very open mind about what the human body can achieve. Dominique continues to gain movement on her left leg and arm and her progress in the pool is nothing but remarkable.
We have no doubt that Dominique will be parading at the 2012 London games as a member of the swimming team and we wish her the best of luck.
Discovery Science series: The Human Body, Plastic Fantastic Brain, Monday 13 of December 2010.
Diego Martin-Linares, Physiotherapy assistant and massage therapist, St John and St Elizabeth Hospital
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