Daily Mail Online (London)
By David Derbyshire and Andrew Levy
It is a decision no parent ever wants to make. But as the Rudd family watched their 43-year-old son lying paralysed and comatose on a life support machine, they came to a terrible conclusion.
Recalling a conversation where Richard told them he wouldn't want to be trapped in a useless body, his relatives agreed it was time to let him go.
Yet even as the Rudd family mentally prepared to say goodbye, his doctor made a startling discovery.
Despite his devastating spinal injuries, Richard Rudd was still able to blink his eyes in response to simple questions. Full story.
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