Hello all! My name is Alaina Clements and I have been given a fantastic opportunity by the Hemispherectomy Foundation to write to you in this column chronicling my life after a hemispherectomy. I hail from the beautiful state of Vermont where I have lived pretty much since I was born. I am excited and much honored to be able to share my life and experiences with all who want to listen.
I had the right half of my brain removed when I was seven, and now, at twenty-one, I am seven months away from graduating from Johnson State College with a B.F.A in Creative Writing. I am very excited to graduate, and also kind of nervous about what the future holds. I can, however, remember a time when it was very uncertain how my life would turn out, but everything has been just fine so far. My family has been very supportive of me in all of my endeavors and I am very grateful.
Now that I have told you a little bit about myself, I want to let you know that I am open to conversation and to answering any questions that you may have.