Back from a Brain Explosion: Learning How to Read from Scratch
Learners and tutors - here's an incredible and inspirational true story of learning and literacy!
In this archived webcast, you'll meet author Megan Timothy, an author and adult learner at the Hemet Public Library.
Megan opens the webcast with a powerful and moving DVD that tells her story of suffering a brain aneurysm that left her unable to speak, read, or write. Megan later shares her experience in re-learning and the challenges she continues to face as she recovers. She is funny, warm, and charming and shares her incredible story of regaining her skills so that she could continue with her work of writing.
Two years after her brain injury she wrote a book about it, Let Me Die Laughing! Waking from the Nightmare of a Brain Explosion. Megan will inspire you with her strength, her humor, and her story of friendships and hard work that have brought her back to a very full life.
This program is an archived webcast of an interactive videoconference produced for local public library adult literacy programs around California.
July 26, 2007
Guest speaker: Megan Timothy
Author, Let Me Die Laughing: Waking from the Nightmare of a Brain Explosion
Host: Lori Eastman
Adult Literacy Services Hemet Public Library
Film "Chicken" shown courtesy of filmmaker Desiree Handal
Interview with Megan Timothy
Time: 41 minutes
Q&A with Megan Timothy
Time: 45 minutes
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