Almost as soon as a therapist encouraged her to use her eyes to communicate, Michelle was able to say ‘yes’ and ‘no’ by blinking.
So, what gave her hope? ‘Everything,’ she replies simply. And she conveys, too, that she is angry when people presume she is incapable of cogent thought; or worse, assume that her quality of life is so diminished she must want to end it.
‘Nobody should say that another person’s life isn’t worth living. You don’t know, until it happens to you, how you’ll feel,’ she says.