Flight attendant influencer learns how to speak again after falling in street and losing half her skull

A flight attendant turned influencer had to relearn speaking after a devastating fall that led to losing nearly half her skull.
A flight attendant turned influencer had to relearn speaking after a devastating fall that led to losing nearly half her skull.
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A flight attendant influencer has described how she had to learn how to speak again after falling in the street and losing almost half her skull.

Woozakka, real name Yu Eunbin, used to work as a cabin crew member for Korean Air.

She later became a popular influencer on YouTube and Instagram where she offered advice for anyone dreaming of becoming a flight attendant.

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Woozakka also published a book about her experiences working for the airline.

But the Korean influencer suffered a serious accident on 27 January this year.

A flight attendant turned influencer had to relearn speaking after a devastating fall that led to losing nearly half her skull.
Yu Eunbin. (Picture: Jam Press)

She fell over and hit her head on the pavement on her way to give a motivational talk on her experiences.

She was hospitalised in a critical condition with a brain haemorrhage and cerebral edema.

In order to treat her brain injuries doctors had to remove 40% of her skull, leaving her with language and cognitive impairment.

In the future, she will undergo surgery to have her skull section, which has been frozen and stored, inserted back into place.

A flight attendant turned influencer had to relearn speaking after a devastating fall that led to losing nearly half her skull.
Yu Eunbin. (Picture: Jam Press)

Woozakka said the operation has drastically changed her appearance and left her with speech problems.

She said: “A large chunk of my head is obviously missing.

“I usually have to wear a hat and it hurts to look in the mirror without it.

“After the fall, my brain moved 7mm to the left and there was severe bleeding.”

She added: “Speech impairment was inevitable.”

The influencer said she had to learn Korean again and bought middle school and secondary education books to help her “re-recognise” common words, as reported by Need To Know.

Woozakka, who appears to speak relatively clearly in the video, said she had forgotten many everyday words such as “refrigerator” and “vacuum cleaner”.

She also had to adapt her speech due to pronunciation problems.

She explained how she had trouble saying the Korean word for “water dispenser” so she replaced it with “water cooler”.

One follower commented: “She has a very beautiful soul.”

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Social media comment on the post. (Picture: Jam Press)

Another said: “How are you speaking so well, how do you use diction like that, how do you have such mental strength, how do you live such a strong life with such confidence?

“I applaud your determination.”

Someone else wrote: “There doesn’t seem to be an impediment at all. In fact, you speak very well like you did before the injury.

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Social media comment on the post. (Picture: Jam Press)

“I hope the rest of the treatment goes well and you make a full recovery.”

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