History AndiMustScream / RealLife

25th Apr '16 9:10:48 AM CaptEquinox
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** The increasing number of [[http://www.industrytap.com/mind-matter-using-brain-waves-control-electronic-devices/34216 devices that can be controlled by brainwaves]] may allow many "vegetative" patients to communicate in the very near future.



** Thankfully, it's possible to learn to recognize what's going on and teach oneself ways to stay calm. Some sufferers are also able to break out of it faster by wiggling their toes, gradually regaining the ability to move at a somewhat quicker rate than if one stayed perfectly still. For some people, sleep paralysis can be triggered by various environmental factors (some are more likely to experience it if they sleep in a hot room, for example), so figuring out and avoiding these factors may reduce the chances of it happening.

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** Thankfully, it's possible to learn to recognize what's going on and teach oneself ways to stay calm. Some sufferers are also able to break out of it faster by wiggling their toes, toes or taking a deep breath, gradually regaining the ability to move at a somewhat quicker rate than if one stayed perfectly still. For some people, sleep paralysis can be triggered by various environmental factors (some are more likely to experience it if they sleep in a hot room, for example), so figuring out and avoiding these factors may reduce the chances of it happening.



* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leukodystrophy leukodystrophies]], a family of disorders in which the fatty sheath covering the nerves slowly dissolves, oftentimes lead to the sufferer becoming paralyzed, blind and deaf.
* Although, it is extremely rare (and almost impossible today), there ''have'' been instances in which people have been thought to be dead and buried alive in a coffin.

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* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leukodystrophy leukodystrophies]], leukodystrophies]] (the disease Lorenzo Odone had in ''Film/LorenzosOil''), a family of disorders in which the fatty sheath covering the nerves slowly dissolves, oftentimes lead to the sufferer becoming paralyzed, blind and deaf.
* Although, it is extremely rare (and almost impossible today), there ''have'' been instances in which people have been thought to be dead and buried alive in a coffin. They used to install cords in coffins that would ring a bell aboveground, just in case.



* Ketamine is a medication used to induce this state deliberately, for anesthesia. Some people take it as a recreational drug, saying they like the meditative, nirvana-like effect. However it's extremely dangerous to be used this way.



** It was extremely beneficial when used properly. ''Series/MASH'' had an episode about what happened when the U.S. Army disallowed its use.



%% * Contrary to stereotypes that some would try to have you believe, autistic people, '''including''' the supposedly most "low-functioning" autistics, ''do'' have thoughts and ''do'' try to communicate. The problem is, their default ways of communicating are either misinterpreted or outright '''ignored''' by most neurotypical people, '''especially''' those in the clinical professions, and instead (mis)categorized as "temper-tantrums", "rebellious defiance", "aggression", and a perennial favorite phrase, "socially inappropriate behavior".
%% ** This leads to an even '''more''' NightmareFuel rich situation: attempting to "cure" a patient's autism by either drugging them until they can't object to their (mis)treatment, or worse, "aversive" therapy of the exact sort that was once touted as a [[CureYourGays cure for homosexuality]] but which has now been banned in many places and ruled to be a form of torture. The most terrifying thing about this: the largest autism-focused nonprofit organization in the United States '''endorses''' the one and only facility in the nation to still practise this traumatizing form of "therapy", going so far as to '''praise''' the use of aversives as a "drug-free cure for autism". This same nonprofit endorsing that facility also [[BerserkButton explicitly]] '''[[BerserkButton forbids]]''' [[{{Hypocrisy}} Autistic people from having a say in the organization's policy]].

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%% * Contrary to stereotypes that some would try to have you believe, [[HollywoodAutism stereotypes]], autistic people, '''including''' the supposedly most "low-functioning" autistics, are not "locked in." They ''do'' have thoughts perceive the world around them, ''are'' capable of thought, and ''do'' try to communicate. The problem is, Often their default ways of communicating are either misinterpreted or outright '''ignored''' by most neurotypical people, those around them, '''especially''' those in the clinical professions, and instead (mis)categorized as "temper-tantrums", "rebellious defiance", "aggression", and a perennial favorite phrase, "socially inappropriate behavior".
%% ** This leads to an even '''more''' NightmareFuel rich situation: attempting to "cure" a patient's autism by either by drugging them until they can't object to their (mis)treatment, or worse, "aversive" therapy of the exact sort that was "[[http://neurodiversity.com/library_screams_1965.html aversive therapy]]", including practices once touted as a [[CureYourGays cure for homosexuality]] but which has homosexuality]], now been legally banned as torture in many places and ruled to be a form of torture. places.
***
The most terrifying thing about this: the largest autism-focused nonprofit organization in the United States '''endorses''' [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judge_Rotenberg_Educational_Center the one and only facility in the nation to U.S.]] still practise practicing this traumatizing form of "therapy", going so far as to '''praise''' the use of aversives as a "drug-free cure for autism". This same nonprofit endorsing that facility also [[BerserkButton explicitly]] '''[[BerserkButton forbids]]''' [[{{Hypocrisy}} Autistic autistic people from having a say in the organization's policy]].policy]]; they had an autistic person on their board of directors, but [[http://jerobison.blogspot.com/2013/11/i-resign-my-roles-at-autism-speaks.html he quit]].
18th Feb '16 4:33:32 AM GojiBiscuits
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* The Tokaimura Nuclear Incident of 1999. Three technicians improperly feeding a uranium compound into a feeder reactor saw what may have been the most beautiful thing they ever saw, [[spoiler:Cherenkov Radiation, a beautiful blue glow which is also a surefire sign that the nuclear fuel has reached criticality]] but in doing so, two of the three technicians, Hisashi Ouchi and Masato Shinohara, died painful deaths. While Shinohara died relatively quickly, Ouchi was kept alive for almost three months while doctors tried to do everything to save him, but even so, they also kept him alive to study the effects of radiation on the human body. His skin and eyes boiled away, his chromosomes couldn't be arranged into any order, for they were fragmented and destroyed. His organs failed and melted into goo. Not even transplanted bone marrow could survive in his body before it was destroyed by the radiation. Eventually, his bones turned black, and his muscles fell away. He begged the doctors to end his life, but they refused, thinking that there was a chance that he could be saved. To make matters worse, the doctors began carrying out experiments on his dying body, while he was ''still alive''. When his intestines failed, an endoscope was inserted to look into the cavity that was left behind, and on the 50th day, his heart stopped several times, but doctors revived him each and every time. To quote the Coroner:

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* The Tokaimura Nuclear Incident of 1999. Three technicians improperly feeding a uranium compound into a feeder reactor saw what may have been the most beautiful thing they ever saw, [[spoiler:Cherenkov ([[spoiler:Cherenkov Radiation, a beautiful blue glow which is also a surefire sign that the nuclear fuel has reached criticality]] criticality]]) but in doing so, two of the three technicians, Hisashi Ouchi and Masato Shinohara, died painful deaths. While Shinohara died relatively quickly, Ouchi was kept alive for almost three months while doctors tried to do everything to save him, but even so, they also kept him alive to study the effects of radiation on the human body. His skin and eyes boiled away, his chromosomes couldn't be arranged into any order, for they were fragmented and destroyed. His organs failed and melted into goo. Not even transplanted bone marrow could survive in his body before it was destroyed by the radiation. Eventually, his bones turned black, and his muscles fell away. He begged the doctors to end his life, but they refused, thinking that there was a chance that he could be saved. To make matters worse, the doctors began carrying out experiments on his dying body, while he was ''still alive''. When his intestines failed, an endoscope was inserted to look into the cavity that was left behind, and on the 50th day, his heart stopped several times, but doctors revived him each and every time. To quote the Coroner:
12th Feb '16 5:03:26 AM GojiBiscuits
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--->[[spoiler:"“At first glance, Ouchi’s body was bright red, as if he had been scalded. But it differed from burnt corpses whose entire bodies were pitch black. The front side of his body, where he had apparently been irradiated, looked severely burnt. No skin remained on this side and it was smeared in blood. The back side was entirely uncolored and the skin appeared normal. There was a distinct border between the irradiated and untouched areas.]]//
--->[[spoiler:“The intestines were swollen and looked like a writhing serpent. There was 2,040 g of blood in his stomach and 2,680 g in his intestines. It was obvious that the gastrointestines had not been functioning.]]
--->[[spoiler:“Every mucus membrane in his body had disappeared. In addition to the mucus membranes in the intestines and other parts of the gastrointestinal tract, mucus membranes in the trachea had also disappeared.]]
--->[[spoiler:“What most astonished Misawa was the muscle cells, normally thought to be the least susceptible to radiation damage. Ouchi’s muscle cells had lost most of their fiber and only the cell membrane remained.]]//
--->[[spoiler:“There was only one organ with vivid red muscle cells which had remained intact. It was the heart. Only the muscle cells of the heart had not been destroyed.”"]]

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--->[[spoiler:"“At --->[[spoiler:At first glance, Ouchi’s body was bright red, as if he had been scalded. But it differed from burnt corpses whose entire bodies were pitch black. The front side of his body, where he had apparently been irradiated, looked severely burnt. No skin remained on this side and it was smeared in blood. The back side was entirely uncolored and the skin appeared normal. There was a distinct border between the irradiated and untouched areas.]]//
--->[[spoiler:“The
]]
--->[[spoiler:The
intestines were swollen and looked like a writhing serpent. There was 2,040 g of blood in his stomach and 2,680 g in his intestines. It was obvious that the gastrointestines had not been functioning.]]
--->[[spoiler:“Every --->[[spoiler:Every mucus membrane in his body had disappeared. In addition to the mucus membranes in the intestines and other parts of the gastrointestinal tract, mucus membranes in the trachea had also disappeared.]]
--->[[spoiler:“What --->[[spoiler:What most astonished Misawa was the muscle cells, normally thought to be the least susceptible to radiation damage. Ouchi’s muscle cells had lost most of their fiber and only the cell membrane remained.]]//
--->[[spoiler:“There
]]
--->[[spoiler:There
was only one organ with vivid red muscle cells which had remained intact. It was the heart. Only the muscle cells of the heart had not been destroyed.”"]]]]
12th Feb '16 5:01:25 AM GojiBiscuits
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* The Tokaimura Nuclear Incident of 1999. Three technicians improperly feeding a uranium compound into a feeder reactor saw what may have been the most beautiful thing they ever saw, [[spoiler:Cherenkov Radiation, a beautiful blue glow which is also a surefire sign that the nuclear fuel has reached criticality]] but in doing so, two of the three technicians, Hisashi Ouchi and Masato Shinohara, died painful deaths. While Shinohara died relatively quickly, Ouchi was kept alive for almost three months while doctors tried to do everything to save him, but even so, they also kept him alive to study the effects of radiation on the human body. His skin and eyes boiled away, his chromosomes couldn't be arranged into any order, for they were fragmented and destroyed. His organs failed and melted into goo. Not even transplanted bone marrow could survive in his body before it was destroyed by the radiation. Eventually, his bones turned black, and his muscles fell away. He begged the doctors to end his life, but they refused, thinking that there was a chance that he could be saved. To make matters worse, the doctors began carrying out experiments on his dying body, while he was ''still alive''. When his intestines failed, an endoscope was inserted, and on the 50th day, his heart stopped several times, but doctors revived him each and every time. To quote the Coroner:
--->[[spoiler:"“At first glance, Ouchi’s body was bright red, as if he had been scalded. But it differred from burnt corpses whose entire bodies were pitch black. The front side of his body, where he had apparently been irradiated, looked severely burnt. No skin remained on this side and it was smeared in blood. The back side was entirely uncolored and the skin appeared normal. There was a distinct border between the irradiated and untouched areas.]]//
[[spoiler:“The intestines were swollen and looked like a writhing serpent. There was 2,040 g of blood in his stomach and 2,680 g in his intestines. It was obvious that the gastrointestines had not been functioning.]]//
[[spoiler:“Every mucus membrane in his body had disappeared. In addition to the mucus membranes in the intestines and other parts of the gastrointestinal tract, mucus membranes in the trachea had also disappeared.]]//
[[spoiler:“What most astonished Misawa was the muscle cells, normally thought to be the least susceptible to radiation damage. Ouchi’s muscle cells had lost most of their fiber and only the cell membrane remained.]]//
[[spoiler:“There was only one organ with vivid red muscle cells which had remained intact. It was the heart. Only the muscle cells of the heart had not been destroyed.”"]]

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* The Tokaimura Nuclear Incident of 1999. Three technicians improperly feeding a uranium compound into a feeder reactor saw what may have been the most beautiful thing they ever saw, [[spoiler:Cherenkov Radiation, a beautiful blue glow which is also a surefire sign that the nuclear fuel has reached criticality]] but in doing so, two of the three technicians, Hisashi Ouchi and Masato Shinohara, died painful deaths. While Shinohara died relatively quickly, Ouchi was kept alive for almost three months while doctors tried to do everything to save him, but even so, they also kept him alive to study the effects of radiation on the human body. His skin and eyes boiled away, his chromosomes couldn't be arranged into any order, for they were fragmented and destroyed. His organs failed and melted into goo. Not even transplanted bone marrow could survive in his body before it was destroyed by the radiation. Eventually, his bones turned black, and his muscles fell away. He begged the doctors to end his life, but they refused, thinking that there was a chance that he could be saved. To make matters worse, the doctors began carrying out experiments on his dying body, while he was ''still alive''. When his intestines failed, an endoscope was inserted, inserted to look into the cavity that was left behind, and on the 50th day, his heart stopped several times, but doctors revived him each and every time. To quote the Coroner:
--->[[spoiler:"“At first glance, Ouchi’s body was bright red, as if he had been scalded. But it differred differed from burnt corpses whose entire bodies were pitch black. The front side of his body, where he had apparently been irradiated, looked severely burnt. No skin remained on this side and it was smeared in blood. The back side was entirely uncolored and the skin appeared normal. There was a distinct border between the irradiated and untouched areas.]]//
[[spoiler:“The --->[[spoiler:“The intestines were swollen and looked like a writhing serpent. There was 2,040 g of blood in his stomach and 2,680 g in his intestines. It was obvious that the gastrointestines had not been functioning.]]//
[[spoiler:“Every
]]
--->[[spoiler:“Every
mucus membrane in his body had disappeared. In addition to the mucus membranes in the intestines and other parts of the gastrointestinal tract, mucus membranes in the trachea had also disappeared.]]//
[[spoiler:“What
]]
--->[[spoiler:“What
most astonished Misawa was the muscle cells, normally thought to be the least susceptible to radiation damage. Ouchi’s muscle cells had lost most of their fiber and only the cell membrane remained.]]//
[[spoiler:“There --->[[spoiler:“There was only one organ with vivid red muscle cells which had remained intact. It was the heart. Only the muscle cells of the heart had not been destroyed.”"]]
12th Feb '16 5:00:03 AM GojiBiscuits
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[[spoiler:"“At first glance, Ouchi’s body was bright red, as if he had been scalded. But it differred from burnt corpses whose entire bodies were pitch black. The front side of his body, where he had apparently been irradiated, looked severely burnt. No skin remained on this side and it was smeared in blood. The back side was entirely uncolored and the skin appeared normal. There was a distinct border between the irradiated and untouched areas.]]
...
[[spoiler:“The intestines were swollen and looked like a writhing serpent. There was 2,040 g of blood in his stomach and 2,680 g in his intestines. It was obvious that the gastrointestines had not been functioning.]]

[[spoiler:“Every mucus membrane in his body had disappeared. In addition to the mucus membranes in the intestines and other parts of the gastrointestinal tract, mucus membranes in the trachea had also disappeared.]]

...

[[spoiler:“What most astonished Misawa was the muscle cells, normally thought to be the least susceptible to radiation damage. Ouchi’s muscle cells had lost most of their fiber and only the cell membrane remained.]]

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[[spoiler:"“At --->[[spoiler:"“At first glance, Ouchi’s body was bright red, as if he had been scalded. But it differred from burnt corpses whose entire bodies were pitch black. The front side of his body, where he had apparently been irradiated, looked severely burnt. No skin remained on this side and it was smeared in blood. The back side was entirely uncolored and the skin appeared normal. There was a distinct border between the irradiated and untouched areas.]]
...
]]//
[[spoiler:“The intestines were swollen and looked like a writhing serpent. There was 2,040 g of blood in his stomach and 2,680 g in his intestines. It was obvious that the gastrointestines had not been functioning.]]

]]//
[[spoiler:“Every mucus membrane in his body had disappeared. In addition to the mucus membranes in the intestines and other parts of the gastrointestinal tract, mucus membranes in the trachea had also disappeared.]]

...

]]//
[[spoiler:“What most astonished Misawa was the muscle cells, normally thought to be the least susceptible to radiation damage. Ouchi’s muscle cells had lost most of their fiber and only the cell membrane remained.]]
]]//
12th Feb '16 4:57:57 AM GojiBiscuits
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[[spoiler:“The intestines were swollen and looked like a writhing serpent. There was 2,040 g of blood in his stomach and 2,680 g in his intestines. It was obvious that the gastrointestines had not been functioning.

“Every mucus membrane in his body had disappeared. In addition to the mucus membranes in the intestines and other parts of the gastrointestinal tract, mucus membranes in the trachea had also disappeared.

“Hematopoietic stem cells that ought to be in the bone marrow could not be found either. [Neither Ouchi's or his sister's transplanted cells] Areas with active cell division are known to be sensitive to radiation and susceptible to damage. Tissue such as mucus membranes and bone marrow had been severely damaged.

“What most astonished Misawa was the muscle cells, normally thought to be the least susceptible to radiation damage. Ouchi’s muscle cells had lost most of their fiber and only the cell membrane remained.

“There was only one organ with vivid red muscle cells which had remained intact.

“It was the heart.

“Only the muscle cells of the heart had not been destroyed.”"]]

to:

[[spoiler:“The intestines were swollen and looked like a writhing serpent. There was 2,040 g of blood in his stomach and 2,680 g in his intestines. It was obvious that the gastrointestines had not been functioning.

“Every
functioning.]]

[[spoiler:“Every
mucus membrane in his body had disappeared. In addition to the mucus membranes in the intestines and other parts of the gastrointestinal tract, mucus membranes in the trachea had also disappeared.

“Hematopoietic stem cells that ought to be in the bone marrow could not be found either. [Neither Ouchi's or his sister's transplanted cells] Areas with active cell division are known to be sensitive to radiation and susceptible to damage. Tissue such as mucus membranes and bone marrow had been severely damaged.

“What
disappeared.]]

...

[[spoiler:“What
most astonished Misawa was the muscle cells, normally thought to be the least susceptible to radiation damage. Ouchi’s muscle cells had lost most of their fiber and only the cell membrane remained.

“There
remained.]]

[[spoiler:“There
was only one organ with vivid red muscle cells which had remained intact.

“It
intact. It was the heart.

“Only
heart. Only the muscle cells of the heart had not been destroyed.”"]]
12th Feb '16 4:56:39 AM GojiBiscuits
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* The Tokaimura Nuclear Incident of 1999. Three technicians improperly feeding a uranium compound into a feeder reactor saw what may have been the most beautiful thing they ever saw, [[spoiler:Cherenkov Radiation, a beautiful blue glow which is also a surefire sign that the nuclear fuel has reached criticality]] but in doing so, two of the three technicians, Hisashi Ouchi and Masato Shinohara, died painful deaths. While Shinohara died relatively quickly, Ouchi was kept alive for almost three months while doctors tried to do everything to save him, but even so, they also kept him alive to study the effects of radiation on the human body. His skin and eyes boiled away, his chromosomes couldn't be arranged into any order, for they were fragmented and destroyed. His organs failed and melted into goo. Not even transplanted bone marrow could survive in his body before it was destroyed by the radiation. Eventually, his bones turned black, and his muscles fell away. He begged the doctors to end his life, but they refused, thinking that there was a chance that he could be saved.

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* The Tokaimura Nuclear Incident of 1999. Three technicians improperly feeding a uranium compound into a feeder reactor saw what may have been the most beautiful thing they ever saw, [[spoiler:Cherenkov Radiation, a beautiful blue glow which is also a surefire sign that the nuclear fuel has reached criticality]] but in doing so, two of the three technicians, Hisashi Ouchi and Masato Shinohara, died painful deaths. While Shinohara died relatively quickly, Ouchi was kept alive for almost three months while doctors tried to do everything to save him, but even so, they also kept him alive to study the effects of radiation on the human body. His skin and eyes boiled away, his chromosomes couldn't be arranged into any order, for they were fragmented and destroyed. His organs failed and melted into goo. Not even transplanted bone marrow could survive in his body before it was destroyed by the radiation. Eventually, his bones turned black, and his muscles fell away. He begged the doctors to end his life, but they refused, thinking that there was a chance that he could be saved. To make matters worse, the doctors began carrying out experiments on his dying body, while he was ''still alive''. When his intestines failed, an endoscope was inserted, and on the 50th day, his heart stopped several times, but doctors revived him each and every time. To quote the Coroner:
[[spoiler:"“At first glance, Ouchi’s body was bright red, as if he had been scalded. But it differred from burnt corpses whose entire bodies were pitch black. The front side of his body, where he had apparently been irradiated, looked severely burnt. No skin remained on this side and it was smeared in blood. The back side was entirely uncolored and the skin appeared normal. There was a distinct border between the irradiated and untouched areas.]]
...
[[spoiler:“The intestines were swollen and looked like a writhing serpent. There was 2,040 g of blood in his stomach and 2,680 g in his intestines. It was obvious that the gastrointestines had not been functioning.

“Every mucus membrane in his body had disappeared. In addition to the mucus membranes in the intestines and other parts of the gastrointestinal tract, mucus membranes in the trachea had also disappeared.

“Hematopoietic stem cells that ought to be in the bone marrow could not be found either. [Neither Ouchi's or his sister's transplanted cells] Areas with active cell division are known to be sensitive to radiation and susceptible to damage. Tissue such as mucus membranes and bone marrow had been severely damaged.

“What most astonished Misawa was the muscle cells, normally thought to be the least susceptible to radiation damage. Ouchi’s muscle cells had lost most of their fiber and only the cell membrane remained.

“There was only one organ with vivid red muscle cells which had remained intact.

“It was the heart.

“Only the muscle cells of the heart had not been destroyed.”"]]
12th Feb '16 4:53:23 AM GojiBiscuits
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* The Tokaimura Nuclear Incident of 1999. Three technicians improperly feeding a uranium compound into a feeder reactor saw what may have been the most beautiful thing they ever saw, [[spoiler:Cherenkov Radiation, a beautiful blue glow which is also a surefire sign that the nuclear fuel has reached criticality]] but in doing so, two of the three technicians, Hisashi Ouchi and Masato Shinohara, died painful deaths. While Shinohara died relatively quickly, Ouchi was kept alive for almost three months while doctors tried to do everything to save him, but even so, they also kept him alive to study the effects of radiation on the human body. His skin and eyes boiled away, his chromosomes couldn't be arranged into any order, for they were fragmented and destroyed. His organs failed and melted into goo. Not even transplanted bone marrow could survive in his body before it was destroyed by the radiation. Eventually, his bones turned black, and his muscles fell away. He begged the doctors to end his life, but they refused, thinking that there was a chance that he could be saved.
10th Feb '16 1:45:43 PM twilicorn
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** When former editor of ''Elle'' magazine Jean-Dominique Bauby was struck by locked-in syndrome after a stroke, he managed to communicate through a system of eyeblinks, and wrote a book about his experiences called ''The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly'', later made into a film.

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** When former editor of ''Elle'' magazine Jean-Dominique Bauby was struck by locked-in syndrome after a stroke, he managed to communicate through a system of eyeblinks, and wrote a book about his experiences called ''The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly'', ''Literature/TheDivingBellAndTheButterfly'', later made into a film.
26th Dec '15 1:03:36 PM CaptEquinox
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** NeilYoung's son Ben has this. He is completely spastic, quadriplegic and non-oral. He uses a device similar to Stephen Hawking's and [[http://ultimateclassicrock.com/neil-young-son-ben-egg-farmer/ now runs]] [[http://www.sfgate.com/food/article/Golden-eggs-from-Ben-Young-s-farm-a-breakfast-star-3441577.php a chicken farm]] (something Neil himself had considered doing as a child).
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