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Holly Gerlach’s Journey : From Guillain-Barre Syndrome To Happily Ever After

By Karly Carpena
October 25, 2015

At the age of 26, Less 3 weeks after giving birth to her first child, Holly was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disorder, called Guillain-Barre syndrome.

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It started with a pain in her neck and a weakness in her legs, and within 12 hours, she could no longer walk anymore. Within 72 hours, she was completely paralyzed and could no longer breathe on her own anymore. She was admitted to the ICU where she spent two and a half months there, breathing on a ventilator and fed through a tube in her stomach.

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