Marking the Distance

“A new animation from the Rauch Brothers illustrates a Storycorps interview with Gweneviere Mann. Mann suffers from short-term memory loss, which affected her after surgery to remove a tumor. Here she tells us about some of the heartbreaks that come with the inability to remember. But with the support of boyfriend Yasir Salem, she’s learned to work around her difficulties and reconcile herself to its permanency. Mann even finds some benefit in her disability, like finishing a marathon because she doesn’t know how far she’s run!” — Neatorama

When Gweneviere Mann lost her short-term memory, following surgery to remove a brain tumor, she was forced to navigate life in a new way. But she wasn’t alone. With the support of her boyfriend, Yasir Salem, Gweneviere found she could tackle the challenges her condition threw her way—and a few more.

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