Holly was a healthy 26 year old who had just given birth to her first child 3 weeks earlier, when she was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disorder called Guillain- Barre Syndrome (GBS). A tingle in her finger, a weakness in her legs, and pain in her neck brought her to the ER, and within 12 hours she could no longer walk anymore. The disorder progressed very quickly and by Day 3, she was in the ICU on life support. She spent almost 5 months in the hospital – 2 and a 1/2 were spent completely paralyzed from the neck down, breathing on a ventilator. She was unable to move, speak, or hold her newborn baby girl. When she finally started to recover, she had to learn how to do everything again, including how to breathe off the ventilator, how to use her hands and feed herself, how to hold her daughter, and eventually how to walk again. Her daughter was almost 6 months old when she was finally able to return to her life as a wife and new mom.

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