“Where there's a will there's a way”, this saying is perfect for people like Nicola Muir. She is from Portsmouth, Hampshire. Nicola Muir was struck down with Guillain-Barre syndrome in 2009. 23 years old, Nicola was the captain of her university hockey squad and was student of photography at Portsmouth University.
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Guillain-Barre syndrome is a rare disease affecting only 1 or 2 people per 100,000 in which the person’s own immune system attacks his/her nervous system causing extreme muscle weakness and sometimes paralysis. The cause of this rare disease is not known yet, but it is considered that most of the people develop it shortly after bacterial or viral infection.
Since her secondary school, she started playing hockey. She has passionate love for hockey. After coming back from holiday with her hockey team, she was not well and the condition became worse when she was no longer able to move her legs and hands. She was rushed to the hospital, but first doctor thought that it is a case of swine flu, but later they realized that Nicola is a victim of Guillain-Barre syndrome.
It left her bed-ridden and doctors told that she will not be able to play hockey again as the syndrome paralyzed her legs, arms; and also there was lack of coordination between her body parts. She spent a month in the hospital in paralyzed condition, and after that she was on wheelchair for several months. After that for six months, she was taken to rehabilitation and physiotherapy daily. Nicola learned to walk again. One year after being hospitalized, she had completed her B.A honors in photography with first class.
Nicola has proved that "Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great." She is now back to play her favorite game and also working as a professional photographer.
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