Tag Archives: locked-in syndrome

Dr. Adrian Owen attempting to give patients in a locked-in syndrome “their voice back”

Dr. Adrian Owen

By Dave Andrusko Before I started writing this post, I checked to see how many times NRL News Today had written about Dr. Adrian Owen, who is a Canadian Excellence Research Chair in cognitive neuroscience and imaging based at the

Ingenious device allow researchers to “read the minds” of complete locked-in syndrome patients who say they are happy

Kerstin Wirth, who has been completely paralyzed by ALS, is shown wearing a brain-computer interface device in Geneva, Switzerland, during a test measuring her responses to 'yes' or 'no' questions. (Wyss Center)

By Dave Andrusko Of all the hundreds of stories we have written over the decades about patients with devastating brain injuries, this could be by far, the most amazing. ‘Locked-in syndrome’ is a rare neurological disorder characterized by complete paralysis

Martin Pistorius, paralyzed, unable to speak, and dismissed as a “vegetable,” could hear everything, eventually “awoke” from locked-in syndrome

By Dave Andrusko A little over four years ago we reposted a story—remarkable in every sense of the word—of Martin Pistorius. Dr. Peter Saunders wrote The Sunday Times today tells the story of Martin Pistorius, a South African man who

Finding happiness in ways that we simply cannot imagine

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. If you want to peruse stories all day long, go directly to nationalrighttolifenews.org and/or follow me on Twitter at twitter.com/daveha A Friday night tradition for my wife and I is to have dinner and attend

Paralyzed, unable to speak, and dismissed as a “vegetable,” Martin Pistorius could hear everything, eventually “awoke” from locked-in syndrome

  By Dave Andrusko A little over three years ago we reposted a story—remarkable in every sense of the word—of Martin Pistorius. Dr. Peter Saunders wrote The Sunday Times today tells the story of Martin Pistorius, a South African man

Life with locked-in syndrome – two more good news stories

The media has a tendency to focus on the negatives of profound disability by giving a hugely disproportionate level of coverage to disabled people who wish to end their lives and very little to the majority who actually value their

Pleas to change law in locked-in syndrome cases rejected: ‘dispassionate court’ gets it right- compassionately

By Dr Andrew Fergusson Editor’s note. This appears today on the blog of the British Christian Medical Fellowship (CMF). Dr. Fergusson chairs the Advisory Group of Care Not Killing and was guest blogging for the CMF. The two cases of

Most people with locked-in syndrome do not wish to die

By Dr. Peter Saunders Editor’s note. Dr. Saunders is a former general surgeon and CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members. Tony Nicklinson is 58 and paralysed from the

Locked-in syndrome case goes even beyond assisted suicide and seeks to establish dangerous precedent

By Dr. Peter Saunders Editor’s note. Dr. Saunders is a former general surgeon and CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members. ~~~~~~~~~~~ A case of ‘locked-in syndrome’ that is

Triumph over adversity: Why can’t we have more media stories like this?

By Dr. Peter Saunders There was a brilliant piece in the Independent [newspaper] yesterday, about a British DJ with locked-in syndrome, which deserves far wider circulation. ‘Locked in, but still lost in music: UK’s bravest DJ’ tells the story of

Case of locked-in syndrome seeks to establish dangerous precedent

By Dr. Peter Saunders Legal action brought by a locked-in syndrome sufferer, who wants a doctor to be able to end his ‘intolerable’ life lawfully, can go ahead following a judge’s ruling Monday. The Ministry of Justice had previously argued

Alistair Banks: the incurable optimist – an inspiring story of courage in the face of motor neurone disease

Editor’s note. This appears on the blog of the Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization. Recently I blogged about Martin Pistorius – an inspiring story of faith, hope and love in the face of locked-in syndrome. It was equally refreshing