Seattle Walk and Roll for Guillain-Barre Syndrome
As a Guillain-Barre survivor, I like to help out those who have just found out that they have GBS, or are struggling to recover from it. I was encouraged by so many other during my recovery, but nothing does as much good for the soul and the spirit as seeing that others have made it through, and are going about living normal lives.
Three years ago, I couldn’t walk to the mailbox. Things are infinitely better now. To prove it, on Sunday, June 14th at Magnuson Park in Seattle, I’ll be participating in the GBS|CIDP Foundation International Walk and Roll to support those who are still dealing with this debilitating syndrome.
This effort will raise the profile of GBS within the general and medical community. Immediate and proper diagnosis of GBS is critical to a speedy treatment and recovery. The quick diagnosis I received at Puyallup’s Good Samaritan Hospital was key to stopping the symptoms before they became life threatening and permanently debilitating.
If you want to attend to show your support for this worthy effort, please sign up. If you can’t attend, but still want to donate (or even share some words of support for those dealing with GBS), please visit my donation page on the site, and help the team reach our goal.
Please spread the word, and feel free to share my story. It’s a disease that can be beaten, and I’m proof of that.