Imagine feeling so ill that even the soothing voices of your loved ones cause you excruciating pain.
Amy Bakewell, 31, from Thornton has spent most of the last 14 years of her life confined to her bed as a sufferer of myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME).
During the worst periods of illness she was unable to speak, and lived in a completely dark and sound-free room.
Despite this, Amy refuses to give up hope that she will one day regain "a genuine quality of life". Read more>>