Running Free | Kate Allatt

Running Free | Kate Allatt

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Subtitle: Breaking Out From Locked-In Syndrome
Author: Kate Allatt
Publisher: Accent Press (2011)
ISBN-10: 1908006641
ISBN-13: 9781908006646
Condition: Very Good. Some light scuffing with a few chips and dents along the cover edges. A few marks and scratches on the outside edges of the pages. Else a very good copy.
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 216
Dimensions: 21.5 x 13.8 x 1.7 cm
by Kate Allatt
Can you imagine being trapped in 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 to communicate.

Super-fit young mother-of-three Kate Allatt's life was torn apart when she became locked in her own body after suffering a massive stroke caused by a blood clot to her brainstem. Left totally paralysed and unable to speak, her chances of survival were 50/50 and doctors said she would never walk or talk again. She wanted to die.

But her family and best friends willed her to live and with their love and support she channelled her sense of fun and fighting spirit into making a miracle recovery that amazed medical experts. Using a letter chart Kate blinked the words I will walk again". Soon she was moving her thumb and communicating with the world via Facebook.

Eight months later she said goodbye to nurses and walked out of hospital to return home and start training for her first run. Running Free is a truly moving and inspirational story of survival that celebrates life, friendship and sheer bloody-mindedness.

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