Anyway, on Saturday, Jane pointed out a major article to me:
|Bram Harrison, with i journalist Nina Lakhani (Independent photo)|
Locked in but still lost in music: UK's bravest DJ. It's about Bram Harrison, a chap who had a mountain bike accident 14 years ago, suffering a severe head injury which left him "locked in", able only to communicate by eye-movement. He is known as DJ Eye Tech on his own radio show, Eye Life Radio. Here's part of the article: "Several years ago a doctor asked him what they should do if, for whatever reason, his heart stopped. In other words, would he want to be resuscitated or should they let him die? He looked up immediately. He wanted to live then, just as he wants to live now.
My question is where was, and is, the national coverage of Michelle Wheatley, the young mum whom I mentioned in I Choose Everything, and Gary Parkinson, who scouts for Middlesborough FC, and now Bram Harrison, all of whom have locked-in syndrome and want to live. I don't have the resources of the BBC, but I've come across them and written about them. Why do we not hear from the national broadcaster about them? As a friend of mine commented, three positives to one negative. Even the worst of disabilities can be, and is, lived positively.