A britânica Francesca Chelsea Burr, modelo e professora, sofreu em novembro de 2016 um ataque que provocou sua queda de uma escadaria. Para que se recuperasse do acidente, os médicos a induziram ao coma, estado em que permaneceu por aproximadamente um mês.
O crânio da mulher foi fraturado em cinco partes, além de ter quebrado sua mandíbula e nariz. Seus familiares a encontraram em uma poça de sangue que saía de seus olhos, ouvidos e nariz. Diante da gravidade, os médicos chegaram a pedir para sua família se preparar para o pior.
Depois de recuperar a consciência, a paciente não conseguiu reconhecer seu namorado, não se lembrou de seu segundo nome, nem que seus pais se divorciaram 10 anos antes. No entanto, por sorte ela sobreviveu ao acidente.
Enquanto estava inconsciente, os especialistas tiraram pedaços de osso quebrado de seu cérebro. Depois, com ajuda de uma impressora 3D, eles criaram uma placa de titânio para substituir a parte danificada do crânio.
Burr, que voltou a viver com sua mãe, está ciente de que “nunca poderá ser a mesma” jovem “ambiciosa” porque “não tenho trabalho nem vida social”, mas confessa ter “muita sorte por ter amigos e familiares incríveis”.
My life and body changed on 18th November after I had a seizure at the top of my stairs and fractured my skull in 5 places damaging my brain and breaking a lot of bones. NH-YES! • These photos are unapologetic (and unflattering ?) but please don't look if you get grossed out by medical images; they're vivid details of my progress and I know they're pretty gross! No offence will be taken! • A couple of weeks ago I met with my neurosurgeon at Addenbrookes in Cambridge where I was flown by the Air Ambulance in a helicopter after being placed in an induced coma for just short of a month. I've been given the go-ahead to fly most neurological progress is exceptional! As we saw the videos and pictures, the surgeon said to my mama and I 'This is a rare thing to survive. I'm very happy to see you walk in the door, to be speaking and moving…' at which point our hearts melted ♥♥♥ • The first video is a short clip detailing the most severe skull fracture which caused most of the brain trauma I suffered and am recovering from. The second image is an x-ray and the darker parts of this particular segment show where the haemorrhage affected that part of my brain and caused severe brain injury. • The next image is me with my angel of a mother and shows how I looked once my neurosurgeon removed a large portion of my skull to try and alleviate pressure and all of the blood which was swelling across my brain. I was without that part of my skull until last couple of days in January this year when it was replaced with a titanium plate ('cranioplasty') which was made using a 3D printer to fit my skull perfectly. How bloody cool is that?! #RoboBurr • The next few images show my development since the metal plate operation, including 67 metal staples and a badass Viking half skinhead! My wonderful friends CJ and Lexi came to visit me as a surprise and Bert was obviously in love with them too!!! ♥ • The last image was me a couple of weeks ago and apparently I'm a moody cow haha but now that I've survived such a dangerous & unfortunate circumstance thanks to our health care institution and with the love and support of incredible friends & family ♥♥♥ I LOVE YOU xXx @nhsmillion