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Joe Biden is a Survivor

As Vice President of the United States under Barack Obama, Joe Biden served 8 years as one of the most important politicians in America.  Prior to holding the Vice Presidency, Biden served several terms as a senator representing the State of Delaware.  It was during his time as a senator that he required surgery for not one, but two brain aneurysms.  The first aneurysm had ruptured, putting him in a life or death situation.  Doctors saved his life and the recovery from his brain surgeries is simply astonishing.  His ability to succeed at the highest levels of government after these aneurysms is truly inspirational.  Below are a few news articles documenting his surgeries:

http://articles.latimes.com/1988-02-14/news/mn-42679_1_biden-aide

http://www.nytimes.com/1988/05/04/us/biden-resting-after-surgery-for-second-brain-aneurysm.html

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Jackie Chan is a Survivor

Jackie Chan has had a long and successful career acting in action and comedy movies.  His movies involve elaborate stunts and fight scenes.  Unlike other actors and actresses, Jackie does not like to use stuntmen in his place.  His insistence on doing his own stunts puts Jackie in many dangerous situations and has led to numerous injuries.  Few people realize that he once nearly died due to a brain injury suffered from a fall on the set of one of his movies and that as a result he then needed emergency brain surgery.  The link below will bring you to an excerpt from his autobiography in which he discusses his near death experience and subsequent surgery:

http://www.randomhouse.com/features/iamjackiechan/excerpt_aches.html

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