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MEDIA RELEASE: Self care non-fiction novel preorders open 15th September.

  • Leola Rose to crowd fund first autobiography "I'm not done yet" via Publishizer
  • Self care non-fiction book to motivate and inspire trauma survivors
  • Honest and raw encounter of how trauma and mental illness shaped Leola Rose's positive outlook on life

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A young Sydney woman is lucky to be alive after a major artery exploded in her brain...

Leola Rose didn’t have a headache when she rocked up to work on November 5, 2010 and had no idea of how much her life was about to change.


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'Bang, then my vision went blurry': Woman, 28, forgot how to walk and talk after artery in her brain BURST...

Leola Rose, 28, was at work and had no symptoms anything was wrong, when she took a bathroom break. 


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Leola Rose was 28 and in perfect health when her life changed in a second

When Leola Rose headed to work on November 5, 2010, she didn't even have the slightest of headaches.


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Leola’s Story

After waking up eight hours later in hospital, Leola was shocked to learn she had experienced a near-fatal brain aneurysm – a terrifying ordeal which would soon lead to a diagnosis of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).


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Insight, A Hidden Injury

Humour and love persist - despite some significant hurdles - through an acquired brain injury. Mervyn and Leola Small's story tomorrow night, on Insight.


Brush with death sets Leola Foon on course for business she loves

After suffering a life-threatening brain aneurysm three years ago, Leola Foon understands the importance of a healthy lifestyle and doing something you love.


Sydney Entrepreneur Turns Life’s Lemons Into Lemonade

Making the best out of truly adverse circumstances is embodied in Leola Foon. At just 28 years of years, the fit and healthy Sydneysider nearly lost her life to a brain aneurism.


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5 tips for living your best life

I was a young marketing specialist with the whole world in front of me. I was content with my job, I was fit, healthy and full of life. Suffering a ruptured aneurysm took all of that away from me in the blink of an eye.


I survived a brain aneurysm

Against the odds, Leola Foon is recovering from a ruptured aneurysm that could have taken her life.


Every day is a gift (chapter)

While I was in hospital, everything that I thought mattered to me, didn’t... and only after a life threatening situation was I able to finally learn that.