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Awakenings Leonard, after 30 years, has been given the chance to live again, with the help of the L. Dopa drug. Awakening after 30 years, Leonard is faced with the fact that he's lost 30 years of his life. All is revealed when Dr. Sayer photographs Leonard and presents him with a self-portrait. After Leonard's awakening, he wanted to do so much, so fast. He wanted to be normal, experience relationships, have his freedom, and most importantly, be …

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…short. As mentioned in Dr. Sayer's speech,"as the chemical window closed, another awakening took place, the human spirit is more powerful than any drug and that s what needs to be nourished, work, play, friendship, family - these are the things that matter. This is what we've forgotten - the simplest thing." This experience was very beneficial, not only for Leonard, but also for Dr. Sayer and the hospital staff. It opened their eyes.