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Mark Hathaway (@mgregmaine) replied to Mark Hathaway - Patient/Caregiver Scholarship 2014 · Fri, Jul 25 11:58am · View
Thank you all for your support. I'm hoping others can learn from my experience.
As an author and public speaker about the patients perspective I am confident that I have much to contribute and also much to learn at Social Media Week at Mayo Clinic. I am excited by the opportunity to share with others my experience as a coma patient who awoke to the reality of living in a world with Locked-in Syndrome where I could neither speak nor move. It took me nearly two weeks before I could signal "yes" and "no" by blinking my eyes, and six weeks before I could utter a sound and move my arm. With medical advancements more and more patients find themselves Locked-in. To my knowledge there is no support community for Locked-in Syndrome at Mayo and I would like to [...]