Valley Mother and Daughter Share Bond after Both Undergo Brain Surgery

A Valley mother is thanking her daughter this Mother’s Day for giving her a new chance at life. After Beth Benecke was diagnosed with a brain tumor in March with little hope for survival, her daughter Nadine Benecke Thompson reached out to the brain surgeon who saved her own life after three deadly aneurysms were detected in her brain. Dr. Peter Nakaji at St. Joseph’s Barrow Neurological Institute was the only surgeon Thompson believed could help her mother.

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