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Posted: Thursday, March 10, 2011 9:29 pm | Updated: 3:31 pm, Wed Jan 23, 2013.

Billy R. Williams took the pictures of his head in a halo to church with him Sunday to share the news of his miracle.

The halo was fastened to his head at the University of Virginia Health System two weeks ago as Williams became the first patient to undergo scalpel-free brain surgery using focused sound waves to relieve symptoms of the essential tremor that has plagued him for nearly a decade.

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