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My Sister Suffered A Brain Injury & Captain Marvel Made Her Feel Less Alone

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Mar 14, 2019 5:46 PM 1+ mon ago

My Sister Suffered A Brain Injury & Captain Marvel Made Her Feel Less Alone

Spoilers ahead. A few minutes before my Captain Marvel screening started, I texted my sister Monique, 7,000 miles away in sunny Manila, Philippines. If we had been in the same country, we would undoubtedly have seen Captain Marvel -- a movie in which the hero struggles to remember her past and who she is -- together. "Enjoy! Go! Have fun!" she responded. "I love the movie. Made me cry. If I forget and have amnesia like Marvel, my sisters will tell me who I am."

I thought that sentiment to be so profound Monique did, for a while, have a form of amnesia. And yes, her sisters told her who she was.

Two years ago, when she was 38, Monique suffered a serious fall on a business trip in Singapore, causing a traumatic brain injury that required three surgeries. She lived -- ...

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