Some people who have a stroke in the brain stem suffer from a condition where they are fully conscious and aware, yet appear to be in a coma because they cannot move a muscle, except for sometimes the eyes. They may remain in this “locked-in” state for years. A stroke expert and a woman who recovered from this condition discuss it.
- Allison O’Reilly, Locked-In Syndrome survivor and author, Out Of the Darkness
- Dr. Ralph Sacco, Chairman of Neurology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and former President, American Heart Association