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Scott Shepard Scott Shepard from Cocoa Beach, FL wrote on September 21, 2019 at 2:33 pm:
Scott Shepard Cocoa Beach, FL Brain Aneurysm------Age 15 I was out surfing in Ocean City Maryland and without any notice, I had a brain aneurysm. I almost drowned but was put out to the beach where I was transported to the local hospital. I was then helicoptered to Walter Reed Army Hospital (stepfather was a retired Lt. Col) and tested. Amazing that one of the best neurosurgeons in the world just so happen to be stationed at Walter Reed. He transferred two weeks after he had operated on me. My mother was told that because the aneurysm was in the lower stem of the brain (vital organ section), my chance of living was 1 in 100 and "if" I survived, I would be a vegetable. Nine months later I was surfing again and still surf today at age 65. I have been married for 43 years, have three daughters and five grandsons. Only by the Grace and Mercy of God and I here today to write this. Scott Shepard.

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