Monday, January 8, 2007


Paralysed by saying I love you

`A devoted mother is battling a rare medical condition that puts her into a coma every time she tells her children: ‘I love you.’

Wendy Richmond, 53, slips into a ‘waking sleep’ that leaves her almost paralysed every time she becomes emotional or wants to laugh or cry.

But drugs to treat the condition are expensive and not funded by her local NHS trust, meaning she has to shut off her emotions to avoid collapsing.’

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