Lynn Wells of Topeka, Kansas experienced a sudden onset of upper and lower extremity weakness that doctors discovered was an onset of Guillain-Barre Syndrome, a neurological disorder with no known cure that causes major weakness to the body and paralysis in extreme cases.
“My life as I knew it just stopped. The only thing I could move were my eyes,” said Lynn.
After 3 months in the hospital, she was transferred to Kansas Rehabilitation Hospital where she worked on functional activities, spasticity and strengthening. Upon discharge from the inpatient rehabilitation hospital, Lynn was able to walk, transfer and feed herself.
“I feel very positive that the rest of my life is going to be great. It’s going to be wonderful. I’m going to come through this,” she said.