24 Jun 2014

Richard Marsh's recovery from Locked In Syndrome

From Nine To Noon, 10:10 am on 24 June 2014

Richard Marsh is the author of Locked In. The retired Californian police officer was teaching forensic science at Napa High School in California when, five years ago, at age 60, he suffered a severe stroke which resulted in locked-in syndrome. His brain activity was still there, but he had no way of communicating. Usually 90 percent of sufferers die within four months but Richard Marsh is one of the few to beat the odds and survive. At one point during his recovery he heard a neurosurgeon say - "I think there's someone in here". Locked In, published by Hachette NZ, RRP $39.99