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BrainWaves


Jun 22, 2017

This week I am joined by Torie Robinson, a young woman whose life has been affected by her neurologic disease. She was gracious enough to share her story on the podcast, and it is an incredible tale. Importantly, it illustrates the exhaustion and resilience of a patient who has been forced to deal with all the psychosocial consequences of an incurable condition.

Produced by James E. Siegler. Music by Andy Cohen, Josh Woodward, and Steve Combs. Voiceover by Erika Mejia. BrainWaves' podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used for clinical decision making.

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