She Used Only Her Eyes to Write Book About ALS, Giving Profits to Others
November 6, 2015 - als
A Chinese woman’s journal positively wasn’t created in a blink of an eye — though by millions of blinks during a mechanism screen. The book, “Beautiful Frozen” is a 150,000-word story of her life and her onslaught with a paralyzing disease.
Gong Xunhui is many frozen, incompetent to pierce anything though her eyes, 12 years after being diagnosed with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), also called “Lou Gehrig’s Disease”. She communicates by blinking her eyes during a mechanism screen, that solemnly spells out her messages.
She “types” usually about 6 characters per minute.
Gong worked on her journal each day for 10 months, from 8 in a morning until 10 or eleven during night — averaging only 3,000 characters a day.
Completing a 150,000 word book is quite a fulfilment for any writer. Online bookseller Amazon reported a median length of all a books they sell is only 64,000 words.
It recounts a 62-year-old’s childhood memories, her youth, and finally her struggles with ALS given being diagnosed with it in 2002. She has lived distant longer than many people who are given such a sentence.
Her story is even some-more moving since Gong skeleton to use a deduction to buy $3,000 respirators for other ALS patients who can’t means a life saving devices.
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