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Jean-Dominique Bauby
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Jean-Dominque Bauby

Jean-Dominique Bauby is the forty-three-year-old editor of French Elle magazine. He has two children and a new girlfriend. Jean drives the latest automobiles, travels the world, and spends time with very influential people. Jean's life is the pinnacle of success and what many people strive to achieve. It seems that nothing can impede Jean's fairy tale life. One day in December, as he is on his way to pick up his son for the evening, Jean suddenly falls seriously ill. After being rushed to a clinic, he falls into a coma for twenty days. When Jean awakens, he finds himself paralyzed from the neck down, his left eye sewn shut and his only means of communication is blinking his left eyelid. Jean now lives with locked-in syndrome. Jean compares the condition with being enclosed in a diving bell, where only his mind is free to flutter through...

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