Ahad Israfil survives a freak shooting accident

Ahad Israfil
Ahad Israfil

A freak accident at work, where Ahad’s boss knocked a fire-arm to the floor, resulted in the gun discharging, hitting Ahad Israfil in the head. The shot quite literally blew his mind.

By rights Ahad Israfil should have died, but doctors and surgeons at the hospital where he was in intensive care were amazed when, after a five hour operation, the 14 year old regained consciousness and tried to speak.

Loss of Half of His Brain

Plastic surgeons used a plastic implant to fill the hole in his skull where the brain had been and stretched his scalp over his new skull.

Incredibly, not only did Ahad Israfil retain sufficient mental faculties to speak, walk and live a normal life, he managed to graduate from his local University with an honours degree.

This demonstrates the remarkable recovery abilities of the human brain and experts believe that studying the regenerative powers of the brain cells may lead to treatments for other brain related problems such as Alzheimer’s disease.

Ahad with his rebuilt skull
Ahad with his rebuilt skull

Ahad was young, at the time of the accident, and his brain was still developing quickly. This may well have contributed to his remarkable recovery from the loss of an entire hemisphere of his brain. The remaining half of the brain would have assumed the role lost by the missing portion. Rewiring the neural connections to compensate for the loss.

The human body can exhibit extraordinary powers of recovery and regeneration when faced with life-threatening dangers. The brain assumed to have completed development in the teens has since been shown to continue adapting to a changing environment throughout adult life and even into old age. A truly revelatory state of affairs and all the more reason to nurture your body and mind at all times.

External Links

Ahad Israfil – Wikipedia Page

 

Credits

This report came from a Channel 5 documentary entitled “101 Things Removed from the Human Body”.

Ahad Israfil survives a freak shooting accident
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