Seth Dickinson Takes on Law School Following Stroke
In a new episode of Picking Our Brain with Shepherd Center, Seth discusses his rehabilitation.
No one expects stroke to happen, especially in young adults. Seth Dickinson was a freshman at the University of Mississippi when he experienced a ruptured brain aneurysm and AVM rupture in March 2015. Seth joins Picking Our Brain with Shepherd Center to speak about his experience with rehabilitation and returning to school.
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“My first day [at Shepherd Center] they were trying to stand me up,” Seth says. “To me, mentally, that showed me that if they’re going to give me a chance, I’m going to take it.”
In the new episode, Seth discusses realizing he was having a stroke, and his experience with recovery. He speaks about his close relationship with his therapists in Shepherd Center’s inpatient stroke rehabilitation program and at Shepherd Pathways. Together, they were able to create an experience tailored to Seth’s educational and career goals.
Seth completed his undergraduate degree in Public Policy Leadership at the University of Mississippi and the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College in May 2018 and graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Law in April 2021. He plans to take the Mississippi bar exam in July and will begin at the Mississippi State Supreme Court in August.
Shepherd Center, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spine and chronic pain, and other neuromuscular conditions. Founded in 1975, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation. In its more than four decades, Shepherd Center has grown from a six-bed rehabilitation unit to a world-renowned, 152-bed hospital that treats more than 743 inpatients, 277 day program patients and more than 7,161 outpatients each year in more than 46,000 visits.