When Jodie was three she started having seizures and was diagnosed with a rare disease, Rasmussen’s encephalitis.

Doctors told her parents the best way to treat her was to remove half of her brain.

Jodie’s story is featured in #IncredibleMedicine at 21:00 on BBC Two on Wednesday 1 March. Catch up later online.

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