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Running Free: Breaking Out from Locked-in Syndrome (Paperback)

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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 Allatt'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 didn'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 runner's stamina and
determination to make a 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 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.

Publisher: Accent Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781908006646
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 198 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Just amazing and inspirational. -- Jeremy Vine, BBC Radio 2 presenter
I was fascinated to read the story of Kate Allatt and her road to recovery. She is a huge inspiration -- Sebastian Coe KBE
`Kate's life was torn apart ... her recovery has been amazing' * Daily Mirror *

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“inspiring read”

I laughed and cried. A truly remarkable woman & her story is motivational not just for stroke sufferers but for anyone wanting to defy the odds.

Paperback edition
27th May 2011
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“Couldn't put it down...........”

Its years and years since I have read a book and not been able to put it down. I read this book in 7.5 hours - it was totally addictive. I laughed and cried at the same time!!

I'm very proud to say that Kate was... More

Paperback edition
14th June 2011
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