Dr. Jill, IU Women's Basketball Phenomenal Woman, to Appear on Oprah
Sept. 9, 2008
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, the Singin' Scientist and published neuroanatomist and also one of Indiana Women's Basketball's Phenomenal Women, will appear on "The Oprah Show" on Sept. 23, discussing her book "My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey."
In 1996, Dr. Jill suffered a severe hemorrhage in the left hemisphere of her brain, which caused her to lose abilities to walk, talk, read write or recall any of her life. It took eight years for Dr. Jill to completely recover all of her functions and thinking ability. She was chosen as one of TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2008 after her book was published.
Dr. Jill was a premiere guest on Oprah's Soul Series webcast and will also appear on the Sept. 23 show with Dr. Oz. as the three discuss the morning of Dr. Jill's stroke and the biological effects of a stroke.
IU head women's basketball coach Felisha Legette-Jack was one of Dr. Jill's audience guests.
For more information on Dr. Jill's story, visit drjilltaylor.com.
IU Women's Basketball Phenomenal Women Mission Statement:
"I am not only a basketball coach, but a life coach. I have been called to Indiana University to help young ladies grow into Phenomenal Women. I am confident that TOGETHER we can not only make this basketball program phenomenal, but we can also grow the 14 young ladies on my roster into Phenomenal Women."
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