Watched a french movie the other day called The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. It's about the editor of Elle magazine. He suffers a stroke that leaves his completely paralized. He has one good eye which allows him to communicate by blinking. Someone repeats the letters of the alphabet and he blinks for the letter he wants. He lived ten months after the stroke--just enough time to dictate and entire book about his experience and have it published. Jean-Dominique Bauby died at the age of 43.