Jessica Walks at Her Wedding

1Jessica Taylor-Bearman became ill with ME at the age of 15. ย She was hospitalized for four years, unable to move, speak or eat, and experiencing isolation — as her family was only allowed to visit on Saturdays.

During that time, she kept a dictaphone clipped to her shirt that recorded the noises she made for water. She focused all her energy on speaking again so that she could better communicate her needs at the hospital. โ€œI put every effort into speaking rather than moving, which is why it took me four years to move.โ€

Eventually, she began to painstakingly speak one sentence each day. Even then, she knew she eventually wanted to write a book.

๐Ÿ’—ย  Read Jessica’s Book

๐Ÿ’—ย  Find Jessica on Facebook

๐Ÿ’—ย  Find Jessica on Twitter

๐Ÿ’—ย  Visit Jessica’s Website

๐Ÿ’—ย  Read Adriane Tillman’s wonderful article about Jessica

๐Ÿ’—ย  Scroll down to the bottom of the page to find a secret extra video!

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Jessica appears in the new film: Unrest