Michelle Malmberg tells the first part of her amazing, inspiring, and resilient acquired brain injury story on the Adventures in Brain Injury Podcast with Cavin Balaster.
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I sat down to interview Michelle Malmberg, a dancer, mother, and all-around lovely human being who was given a 1% chance of survival after….
- numerous seizures resulting in a coma with a rock bottom GCS,
- scans showed that she had a mandarin orange size tumor in her right frontal lobe
- a medical mishap resulted in a punctured carotid artery that bled out into her thorax!
- she had the tumor surgically removed
and she somehow had a successful outcome!
She has become one of my favorite people as we have corresponded as friends and fellow survivors over the years. Like Sherlock Holmes, she has been exploring and digging through medical records, interviewing friends, and looking for anything and everything that might help her to understand what exactly has happened, and what is currently happening, throughout her adventures in brain injury.
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I believe there are countless reasons why Michelle fought through her 1% chance of living! Her vitality, passion, knowledge, and hunger to make the world a better and healthy world … Is truly a gift to us all! Her passion for research, connecting the dots so everyday people can learn how to cope, teaching even well trained medical personnel/ doctors the reality of brain injury and not just the clinical side. Her approach to the everyday challenges is approached with vibrant suprise yet, grounded reality. I am so proud of her and what she has accomplished ! I know in my heart it was she who saved her own life that morning and in doing so, I nelieve she will save many others through her experience. I feel privileged to have been there on that faithful morning with you my dear friend! The world is a better place because YOU are in it! Jayne
Thank you so much for saying so, Jayne. The world is certainly a better place with her in it! And thank you for being there on that morning and for being such amazing friend. The world is also a better place with YOU in it. 🙂
This is an incredible story, Cavin. Michelle has survived impossible circumstances and has translated this incredible experience to help others. Michelle, and you Cavin, are bringing hope and light not just to people with brain injury but to the world through your incredible spirit, strength, and your determination. Your strides to improve treatments in neurological recovery are inspirational and your work in brain health and nutrition is spawning a new paradigm in optimal health for all. Great work, thank you.
You’re the best, papa! Thank you so much for all of your love and support!
This is so inspiring I have a daughter who was in an accident 13 days ago and I’ve also been given the 1% statistic. The neurosurgeon seems to think we won’t understand what he’s saying. The nurses tell us to pray but no-one gives real answers!
I am so sorry that I have not responded to you. It must have slipped past me. How is your daughter doing these days? Let me know how I can be of any assistance.