Imagine being conscious of what is happening around you but not being able to respond in any way. Imagine listening to doctors talk about you and the grave prognosis they held for you, without them realizing that you could hear every word. You want nothing more than to tell people that you are okay but there is no way to do so because you are not asleep but not awake. This is the reality Brisa Alfaro found herself in. Click here to read Alfaro’s story.
At 32, Brisa Alfaro experienced a brain-stem stroke, one that leaves patients paralyzed but painfully aware of the world.( National Post)