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Epilepsy Society volunteer celebrates degree
A mother-of-two (and Epilepsy Society volunteer) from Nottinghamshire is celebrating finally getting her degree eight years after she started, despite having part of her brain removed part-way through.
Helen Hollis had part of her right temporal lobe removed five years ago in a bid to beat epilepsy. She was having 40 attacks a month and was advised that the high-risk surgery might help.
And after eight years studying, the 47-year-old is due to graduate with a first class BSc (Hons) Psychology and Counselling Studies degree at the University of Derby.