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Artist With MS Finds Beauty, Individuality in MRI Brain Scans – Multiple Sclerosis News Today

Friday, 1 April, 2022

Artist With MS Finds Beauty, Individuality in MRI Brain Scans – Multiple Sclerosis News Today

Lindsey Holcomb's artistic interpretation of her own brain MRI. (Photo courtesy of Lindsey Holcomb)

 
Reviewing an MRI of one’s brain and seeing lesions on it is a frightening prospect for people with multiple sclerosis (MS).
“The lesions, the bright spots on a brain scan, that’s probably the last place in your body most of us want to see things. [It’s] such an important organ,” said Lindsey Holcomb, a full-time, professional mixed-media artist who was diagnosed with relapsing-remitting MS in 2017. “And it was jarring. It brought up a lot of grief … and fear for me and fear of the unknown.”
But for Holcomb, 39, they were also a source of artistic inspiration, especially the MRI results that confirmed her diagnosis. She printed the black-and-white brain scan from her online medical chart and redrew it the way she saw it, hoping to make it more meaningful and representative of her personality.
Read more at: https://multiplesclerosisnewstoday.com/news-posts/2022/03/29/artist-multiple-sclerosis-finds-beauty-individuality-mri-brain-scans/

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