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IN People ON 23 Aug, 2015
All the joys of life turned into a nightmare when 19-year-old Rachael Bailey from Nottingham (UK) got struck by a terrifying and rare illness called Guillain-Barré Syndrome. It started with a modest tingling in her feet when she was putting a pair of new heels.
Following that initial symptom, the scary syndrome left her paralysed, she was unable to speak, had to communicate only with the eyes and was hospitalised for 135 days, fighting for life every second. Guillain-Barré Syndrome almost killed her.
Rachael thanked the team of more than 50 NHS medics who took responsibility of her comeback and her mother Karen Johnson (40) who didn't leave anything for her betterment. Karen maintained a diary of her daughter's 135 days of stay in hospital encouraging her princess to fight for life. In the diary, she mentioned how her daughter lived everyday encountering death along with the hope of recovery.
Karen recalls: ‘Who would now believe that nine months ago, Rachael was at death’s door?’