In the Blink of an Eye
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In the Blink of an Eye : An Inspiring And True Story Of Enduring Love

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The heartbreaking true story of a love that transcended tragedy.On 1 May 2000 Hasso von Bredow's 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 Hasso's 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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 129.54 x 195.58 x 25.4mm | 272.15g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752884018
  • 9780752884011
  • 1,076,416

Review quote

A tremendously moving account of how a family's love and devotion for each other helped them copy with such a cataclysmic event. * HUDDERSFIELD DAILY EXAMINER *show more

About Hasso von Bredow

Hasso von Bredow was a successful businessman and father of three. At the age of 42 he suffered a massive stroke at the base of his brainstem, leaving him the victim of 'Locked In' Syndrome. Totally paralysed but complete cognisant, Hasso used coded blinking and state of the art technology to painstakingly write this incredibly moving memoir letter by letter, helped only by his wife and carer, Catherine von Bredow. Tragically, Hasso died of pneumonia in 2003. He is survived by his three children and Catherine, who continue to live in the family home in Kent.show more

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A tremendously moving account of how a family's love and devotion for each other helped them copy with such a cataclysmic event. HUDDERSFIELD DAILY EXAMINERshow more

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