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Raynah Dr Irene Kim MD Children's Wisconsin neurosciences center Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Saving Raynah's brain

Oct. 29, 2019, then-11-year-old Raynah Bickle suddenly lost the ability to talk. After being rushed to Children’s Wisconsin, doctors discovered a severe infection had developed in her brain. Raynah needed brain surgery, immediately. In fact, over the next couple months, Raynah would undergo multiple brain surgeries with Irene Kim, MD, a neurosurgeon in our Neurosciences Center, as well as intense hyperbaric treatment to help clear the infection.

"In this miserable year of heartbreak and anger, pandemic and polarization, the young girl from Racine completed her journey back from the brink of death. Her brain, once under siege from a massive abscess, is free. Today it rests secure inside a new skull that is a medical and technological marvel."

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