Tony Nicklinson can only communicate with his eyes, but on Wednesday the paralyzed man connected with the rest of the world through Twitter.
Nicklinson became completely paralyzed after a stroke in 2005 and suffers from locked-in syndrome, a condition in which patients can "think and reason" but don't have any control over voluntary muscles except "those that control blinking and vertical eye movements, according to a 2009 article published in the journal Nursing.
But on June 13, he sent his first Tweet with the help of a computer that follows his eye movements, Gizmodo observes.
Channel 4 Dispatches filmed the 57-year-old relaying the message as part of a segment about Nicklinson set to air on June 18, the Guardian reports. (Watch a preview in the video below.)