Henry Evans was a healthy 40 year-old father of four when he suffered a stem-brain stroke, caused by an unknown genetic birth defect, and woke up with “locked-in” syndrome, only able to blink, otherwise completely paralyzed and mute. These days, still mute but able to move his head and one finger, he can communicate and accomplish remarkable things, thanks in part  to some creative inventions of his own, and to his wife Jane. Together they demonstrate that a sense of humor may be the last thing to go when much else is lost.

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The Evanses: Henry and Jane with their four children, still laughing even as the family is visiting the oldest son, Stephen, who was injured as a medic in Iraq (no joke, but thankfully he is fully recovered).

One of Henry’s tech collaborations with the company, Fighting Walrus, has resulted in his flying a drone with his head so he can survey the beautiful landscape outside his house.

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