Running Free

Running Free

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Can you imagine being trapped inside your own body? Able to see and hear everything going on around you but unable to move or speak - the blink of an eye your only way of communicating. Fell-runner and fun-loving mother-of-three Kate Allatta€™s life was torn apart when what appeared to be a stress-related headache exploded into a massive brainstem stroke leading to locked-in syndrome. Totally paralysed, she became a prisoner inside her own body. Doctors warned her family she would never walk, talk or swallow or lead a normal life again. But they didna€™t know Kate. The words no and never were not in her vocabulary. With the help of her best friends and family she drew on every ounce of her runnera€™s stamina and determination to make a recovery that amazed medical experts. Using a letter chart, Kate blinked the words a€œI will walk againa€. Soon she was moving her thumb and communicating with the world via Facebook. Eight months after her stroke, Kate said goodbye to nurses, walked out of hospital and returned home to learn how to run again. This is the story of her incredible journey.Breaking Out from Locked-in Syndrome Kate Allatt, Alison Stokes ... THERE WAS A SIGN attachedto the computer at thenursea#39;s station onOsborn 4which read a#39; Facebook isprohibited. Any staff found ... a#39;You dorealise Icould get into serious trouble if Ia#39;m caught allowingyou to use my Facebook account, a#39; Running Man warned.

Title:Running Free
Author: Kate Allatt, Alison Stokes
Publisher:Accent Press Ltd - 2011-05-19

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