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Artist and poet: Leigh has a rare syndrome where her cognitive abilities are boosted following a head trauma
Artist and poet: Leigh has a rare syndrome where her cognitive abilities are boosted following a head trauma

A cowgirl in the US who suffered a catastrophic brain injury woke up as an accidental genius.

Leigh Erceg, 47, was a ranchworker in Colorado when she tumbled into a ravine, causing terrible spine and head wounds which left doctors in fear for her life.

But as she recovered, she found she had become a gifted poet and artist, as well as a maths whizz, with no memory of her former life – even her mum.

Leigh is thought to be the only person on the planet with acquired savant syndrome – where cognitive ability in certain areas is vastly enhanced in later life. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

Adding quality of life back to their previous life pattern.

New TAC home in Lilydale lets residents enjoy better quality of life

LONG-TIME Castella St resident Cherie Cuffe only moved a few doors down to a new unit, but describes the shift as “life-changing”.

TAC home in Lilydale

Ms Cuffe, 43, was the first to move into a group of units specially designed for adult victims of past road trauma.  CLICK HERE TO READ MORE