This Teen Has A Rare Brain Disease And Speaks For The First Time In Four Years
A young teen who was silenced by a rare illness has woken up after an emergency surgery with a miracle: for the first time in nearly four years, she can talk.
13-year-old Grace has not been unable to move or speak since was diagnosed with a rare brain illness, just after her 10th birthday.
But on Saturday she began speaking after waking up from surgery .
She did manage a quick video message to her many supporters: an indistinct but recognisable “thank you”.
Grace Yeats, 13, was hit by a brain disease that left her cognitively unimpaired, but unable to walk or talk, and wracked by painful spasms. She found relief when she was approved for medicinal cannabis spray Sativex.