On 1 May 2000, aged just 42, Hasso von Bredow's life was forever changed. The young and active father of three suffered a massive stroke at the base of his brainstem, leaving him totally paralysed and unable to speak. With his mind as cognitive and as active as it had always been, his body became his painful prison, forcing him to live a life 'locked in'. The only way Hasso could communicate with the world was by blinking his eyes. And using coded blinking and state of the art technology, he wrote this incredibly moving and life-affirming memoir, letter by letter, helped only by his wife and carer, Catherine.