Locked In Locked Out


Can there be life after a brain stem stroke?

After Dr. Shawn Jennings, a busy family physician, suffers a brain stem stroke on May 13, 1999, he wakes from a coma locked inside his own body. Once he regains limited movement in his left arm, he begins typing his story, using one hand and a lot of patience.

In Locked In Locked Out Shawn shares his experiences in the struggle for recovery and acceptance of his life since the stroke, to remind stroke survivors that, even without achieving a full recovery, life is worth it.

About the Author

Shawn Jennings

Posted by Kendra on April 30, 2019

Shawn Jennings

Shawn Jennings was a family physician in Saint John, New Brunswick, for twenty years until his brain stem stroke in 1999. Since then he has been involved with Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick and numerous local and provincial committees. Shawn lives in Rothesay, New Brunswick.