'Locked-in' Carlisle woman overcomes syndrome
14 February 2013 Last updated at 21:29 GMT
Three and a half years ago Nicola Watson was living a full life as a mother and businesswoman.
Then a stroke left her in hospital with "locked-in" syndrome.
But the 44-year-old has beaten the odds and finally returned home to Carlisle.
She wants others to know there is still hope, as Alison Freeman reports.