In the Blink of an Eye

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In the Blink of an Eye

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On 1 May 2000 Hasso von Bredows life was forever changed. The young and active father of three suffered a massive stroke at the base of his brainstem, leaving him totally paralysed and unable to speak. With his mind as cognitive and as active as it had always been, his body became his painful prison.IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE is Hassos moving and life-affirming memoir. At 42 Hasso had to come to terms with a life locked in, being dependent on others for every breath, but worst of all, losing his most precious of possessions: his voice. The only way Hasso could communicate with the world was by blinking his eyes. And using coded blinking and state of the art technology, he wrote this incredibly moving memoir letter by letter, helped only by his wife and carer, Catherine.Far from being a self-pitying and depressing read, IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE is a small miracle. It opens a world of human imagination, courage and most importantly, love. Hassos voice sings from every letter, word and page, and leaves the reader profoundly altered and uplifted.It is a book that resets our internal compass and once read will never be forgotten.

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On 1 May 2000 Hasso von Bredows life was forever changed. The young and active father of three suffered a massive stroke at the base of his brainstem, leaving him totally paralysed and unable to speak. With his mind as cognitive and as active as it had always been, his body became his painful prison.IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE is Hassos moving and life-affirming memoir. At 42 Hasso had to come to terms with a life locked in, being dependent on others for every breath, but worst of all, losing his most precious of possessions: his voice. The only way Hasso could communicate with the world was by blinking his eyes. And using coded blinking and state of the art technology, he wrote this incredibly moving memoir letter by letter, helped only by his wife and carer, Catherine.Far from being a self-pitying and depressing read, IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE is a small miracle. It opens a world of human imagination, courage and most importantly, love. Hassos voice sings from every letter, word and page, and leaves the reader profoundly altered and uplifted.It is a book that resets our internal compass and once read will never be forgotten.
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Title In the Blink of an Eye Height 223 mm
Hasso Von Bredow , Catherine Von Bredow , Hasso and Catherine von Bredow Width 138 mm
ISBN-13 9781409100041 Binding Hardback
ISBN-10 #1409100049 Spine Width 27 mm
Publisher Orion Publishing Group Pages 258
Edition 2010 Availability Out Of Stock

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