Paralysed man's first words in 19 years

By November 25, 2013 Recent News

Care Not Killing 6 February 2012
A 37-year-old paralysed man has spoken for the first time in nearly 20 years – and told his mum “I love you”.
The news comes amidst pressure to change the law so that people in a similar position can have their lives ended by euthanasia.
Simon Ellis was told he would never talk again after being involved in a car accident in 1992.
He lost the use of his arms and legs, as well as suffering brain damage and two skull fractures.
But now, after being cared for at a Sue Ryder care home in Ipswich for 18 years, Mr Ellis has uttered his first words since the accident.
His mum, Diane Franklin, said: “We have been just using flash cards and we have been so pleased with the response.