At the age of eight, Olivia was diagnosed with a large brain tumour. After surgery she spent two days in Intensive Care, unable to breathe and move on her own.
Once she was stable enough, Olivia began intensive rehabilitation. Her tailored program has taught her to swallow, speak and move once again. Much like other children with acquired brain injuries, Olivia often feels frustrated with her slow recovery, but there is light on the horizon.
Olivia’s determination to get better drives her every day. She will continue working with the Paediatric Rehabilitation team to reach her goals, which include transitioning back to school, becoming more independent around the house and developing further conversational skills.