Gary Parkinson suffered a stroke in 2010 while a youth coach at Blackpool. The stroke left him with locked-in syndrome.
BBC's Mark Clemmit met Parkinson, his family and friends - it proved to be an emotional visit.
You can listen again to the full programme on BBC iPlayer.
In this clip, former Middlesbrough team-mate and current manager Tony Mowbray reveals that Parkinson has a new role at the club.