When Kate Allatt woke up in hospital to find she could not move any part of her body except her eye-lids, that was bad enough. But when she realised doctors believes she would never walk, talk, swallow or laugh out loud again, the horrors of Locked-In Syndrome hit her hard. It must be like witnessing your own funeral as you realise your life as you knew it, is going on without you. To all intent and purposes the Locked-In stroke survivors old life has 'gone'. Your life is over. Your friends and family are trapped themselves in a mourning process of sorts. Will the stroke survivor ever 'come back'? Thankfully, hope, positivity and determination won through. Kate Allatt is a true survivor. A real heroine and just when you thought she would put her feet up and take it easy she surprises the reader even more. Chapter by chapter. Laugh by Laugh. Kate's ability to laugh at her misfortune and help other stroke survivors makes you realise she has been on an incredible journey and is helping other on theirs too. I won't be surprised if we hear more about what Kate does next! Gonna Fly Now! is a page turner...and reminds us all NEVER to take our everyday lives, family and friends for granted. Kate is lucky to have three fantastic 'best friends' who nurtured her and believed in her recovery and were determined to help her 'fly' again in the sense of enjoying her newfound freedom and seizing life again. She is lucky to have a family who believed in her comeback. She is lucky that she once saw a film called 'Rocky' (the book title is named after the famous film theme tune) and in her time of need, imagined she was Rocky Balboa - the underdog turned victorious champion. However, it cannot all be down to 'luck' that Kate survived against the odds and willed her body to 'work again. The sheer courage and determination of the mother of three jumps out from the page and certainly packs a punch! An unbelieveable read from a woman who believed in the unbelievable and never gave up hope.