Sally Gibson and her family
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Woman's 'miracle' recovery after brain bleed

A woman who had lain unresponsive for seven months after suffering a bleed on her brain has described her recovery as "a miracle".

Sally Gibson, 83, from Newcastle, suffered a massive bleed in her brain in April 2015 and seven months later her family was preparing to say goodbye.

But a surgeon at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Hospital asked the family if he could try performing one last procedure - putting in a shunt to move the blood - and it paid off with Mrs Gibson making a full recovery.

She told BBC Look North health reporter Sharon Barbour she now wanted to work out how she could make the most of her time to help other people.

  • 22 Mar 2016
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