After a hit-and-run accident, U.S. Marine Corps mathematician Ramona Pierson emerged from an 18-month coma blind and weighing just 64 pounds. That hasn't stopped Pierson in the nearly 30 years since from building a life as a business leader: Her company, Declara, just raised $5 million to sell enterprise technology that allows companies to study how their workers interact. "The cliche is the triumph of the human spirit over adversity. Well, it ain't a cliche with Ramona," says Stan Chervin, who is working on a movie about Pierson.
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