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Locked-in syndrome mum passes degree after six years

5 August 2014 Last updated at 12:03 BST

A Staffordshire mother with locked-in syndrome has passed her university degree - even though every exam took three weeks to finish.

Dawn Faizey Webster, 42, was left unable to move after a stroke in 2003 and can now only communicate by blinking.

With a top writing speed of 50 words an hour, it took her six years to pass her ancient history degree.

However, her dad, Alec Faizey, told BBC Radio 5 live's Victoria Derbyshire that she was now eager to start a masters degree.

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