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A Return to Duty

Available in shops and online now!

Imagine you are 35 years old, fit and healthy. Now imagine waking up and being unable to move or talk. How would you feel if you could see and hear perfectly, if you were aware of everything going on around you, but couldn’t show it? How would anyone know you were even there?

A prisoner in my own body

A young, fit and healthy police officer in Northern Ireland wakes to a living nightmare. 

“I’m screaming at her in my head… She doesn’t realise I’m here…”


Beating Locked-In Syndrome

Unable to move a muscle, fully awake and aware of her surroundings, Clodagh could only communicate by blinking her eyes.

A Return to Duty

Read her remarkable journey of breaking out from locked-in syndrome, taking back control of her body, inspiring other stroke survivors and making it back to serve as a detective in the Police Service of Northern Ireland. 

Stronger than ever

Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly.


Read Clodagh's Story

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