A sufferer of an extremely rare condition called locked-in syndrome has astonished doctors and everyone else with his recovery, a recent report reveals. While the doctors had told his wife in front of him that he had just a 2% chance of survival, he still fought the death and regained his life.
`Where there is a will, there is a way', proves Richard Marsh, 60, who is a former police officer as well as a teacher. Since, an interview where had an open talk about the worst condition has heard that even though he could not do anything for it, he had a strong wish that he could live.
Marsh had tended to develop the deadly disease after he suffered a stroke on May 20, 2009. Explaining the disease, he said that it is extremely dismal when suddenly you open up your eyes in an ICU with disability to do anything except blinking your eyes.
The disease is caused in stroke sufferers with 1% of patients contracting the same. However, when occurs, it kills almost all its victims for there is no cure till date. Marsh's experience of going through and coming out of the same has been terrible and he still weeps while recalling how his wife urged doctors not to remove his life-support machine so he could live.