One day in 2008, Barbra all of sudden collapsed on the floor, having lost the ability to use her legs. She was diagnosed with one of the most severe cases in the world of Guillain-Barré Syndrome, a neurological disease that attacks the immune system causing temporary paralysis.
She has written a book about the experience, Why Didn’t I Die?, in which she describes the almost-total paralysis that overtook her, the loss of sight, hearing, and speech, the coma she went into, as well as her long and difficult recovery.
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May 11, 2011: Barbra Hernandez