“In July of this year I was diagnosed with Gullian Barre Syndrome. I’m not the best at explaining things scientifically, but the basics of what happened was my whole body slowly started to shut down. My muscles weakened, my ability to eat and drink was lost, and then I dealt with even respiratory problems. I was in the hospital and physical therapy for a total of fifty days in order to get back in shape. Today, I’ve gotten much stronger again and I have been truly beating this syndrome thanks to the Lord.
It was challenging to see my own body deteriorating over time. The syndrome, before getting better, has to get worse. It was terrifying, saddening, and just overwhelming to see myself losing the ability to do simple things like pick up a book or even move my own feet. But through each and every single day I had people who loved me close by. My parents, girlfriend, and church family came to spend time and pray for me. I was encouraged and surprised to see how much people cared for me.”