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Every Student Succeeding, Region 10: Julia Magdei
June 26, 2023
11th grade, Hollister High School, San Benito HSD

Julia Magdei is a walking miracle. On September 18, 2021, Julia suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm at a friend’s party. During surgery, doctors discovered a life-threatening and inoperable AVM (arteriovenous malformation). Despite the setbacks, her determination shone through as she regained her abilities to speak, walk, read, write and perform everyday tasks. While she has a long road ahead in her recovery, Julia’s journey showcases her unwavering spirit, reminding everyone that no obstacle is insurmountable.
“I could have been dead but I’m here, so I have a lot of gratitude every day for that.”
Julia Magdei, Region 10's 2023 Every Student Succeeding.