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“What do you know about Locked-in-Syndrome” the Managing Editor asked. “Excuse me, what did you say?”
He had a yellow note pad in his hand. “the Käpylä Physical Rehabilitation Center called and offered an interesting sounding story. A young photo model has fallen ill with some kind of awful disease, can’t talk or move any more. We could get a touching story out of this”.
The ingredients for a story were good: a young beautiful woman, unknown illness, tragic fate. We decided to do the story, although Suomen Kuvalehti does not go after gossip. This, however, felt like a serious, human interest story.
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What do you know about LOCKED-IN SYNDROME? LIS for short is a condition where the patient is fully aware of everything but cannot make their muscles move. They are completely paralyzed and they cannot even communicate (speak).
Imagine yourself on the moon, an echo of silence surrounds you as the cold bitterly embraces you, everything begins to ache, you become stiff from the cold and can no longer move. You are trapped under a pitch – black sky, you try to scream and nothing comes out, any sound at all, no one is there to understand you or your pain. Trapped! How will YOU handle this situation.
90% of those with this condition die within the first 4 months. this story is about 1 of those that belongs to the 10%.
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