Locked-In Syndrome: How One Man Literally Lived Through Limbo
by Ashley Dreiling
When 28-year-old Jacob Haendel was admitted to the emergency room four years ago, he was exhibiting signs of a stroke. Within six months, Haendel was considered in a vegetative state with no conscious movement, and soon, he was in hospice. What no one knew at the time is that Haendel was very much awake and conscious, suffering from a rare medical condition that left him trapped in a terrifying limbo between life and death.
Haendel suffers from acute Toxic leucoencephalopathy, also called locked-in syndrome. The fascinating video details the symptoms of the extraordinary disease and Haendel’s traumatic experience and miraculous recovery.