In 1996, neuroanatomist Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor woke up to discover she was having a massive stroke. But since Jill is a brain scientist, she knew exactly what was happening to her and was able to quickly find help.
It took Jill eight years to fully recover. Then, in 2006 she published My Stroke of Insight (now a bestseller) which details her experience and has inspired millions around the world.
Here's the video that started it all: