Grandmother Tells of Remarkable Recovery After Near-Fatal Brain Bleed

(Portsmouth News) -Stephanie Russell suffered the catastrophic injury in June 2014, when an artery in her brain ruptured.

In a desperately-critical condition, she was rushed into theatre at Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital, to undergo immediate life-saving surgery before being placed into a medically-induced coma.

It was then that doctors delivered the crushing news to Stephanie’s long-term partner, Steve Pardoe, that she probably wouldn’t survive.

Miraculously, the determined mother-of-one pulled through and after three weeks in a coma, was transferred to Queen Alexandra Hospital’s stroke unit, in Cosham. CONTINUE