http://www.cnn.com/2007/HEALTH/conditions/12/14/locked.in/index.html This must be the absolute worse thing that could happen to a human being. For eight years, Erik has been paralyzed from head to toe, only able to blink his eyes. He's able to understand what is going on around him, and he has 100% sensation in his body. This also happened to a man known as Jean-Dominique Bauby, who wrote a book by blinking every letter. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Dominique_Bauby In this case, I would probably choose death. Erik still wants to die.