I couldn’t put this book down and read the entire book in about a week. Believe me that’s quick for me as I never seem to get the time or solitude to read a book apart from in the bath. So I had lots of long baths when I read this.
The author writes her own story about from being a busy self-employed mother of three young children, who loves running across the Yorkshire Moors with her running buddies to someone trapped in her own body. At the young age of just 39 she has a stroke, leaving her struggling with locked-in syndrome.
Completely paralysed, her prognosis for survival is low, yet the doctors are unaware that she can hear and see everything going on around her. Finally after several weeks of pain and frustration her running friend realises she can communicate through blinking.
This is the first of many milestones in the author’s recovery. Simply an amazing story of determination, self-belief & strength. Against all the odds she learns to speak, eat, and walk again and with the help of her friends tries to run again.
It was her thoughts and memories of running free through the countryside and the love of her friends and family that helped pull her through her ordeal. Simply an amazing story. The author has just published a follow-up of her story entitled Gonna Fly Now!