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Four-year-old boy makes waves at Madonna after being diagnosed with GBS
In the News, Patient Stories
July 27, 2022

When he’s not watching "Paw Patrol," 4-year-old Jensen Miles loves playing outside. But in May 2022, his parents knew something was wrong when his body grew weak and he lost the use of his arms and legs. Doctors at Boys Town National Research Hospital diagnosed the energetic boy from O’Neill, Nebraska, with Guillain-Barre syndrome, a rare condition where the immune system attacks the body’s nerves.

Prayer, Praise propel Kansas woman in GBS and COVID-19 recovery
January 26, 2021

A nurse for more than 35 years, Sheila was working at a clinic in her hometown of Troy, Kansas in late fall of 2020 when she contracted COVID-19. Her symptoms were mild, and after a few days she was ready to return to work. The night before she returned to work, she noticed all of her fingertips felt numb. When she took her shoes off after work the next day she noticed her toes were numb.