Guillian-Barre syndrome survivor returns to Lincoln

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Karen Guyll, from Silver Springs, Arkansas, returned to Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital this week on a mission to spread hope.

"I tried to remember how i felt when i was afflicted with the full force of this disease," said Guyll.

In 2015, she was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome, which left her paralyzed.

10/11 News first met Guyll in January of 2016 when she had been at Madonna for months, learning to walk and handle everyday functions again.

One of the most inspiring parts of her recovery was meeting a nurse who overcame GBS not once, but twice.

"To have some visual evidence that you can see somebody that actually had what you're experiencing right at that moment, and to see that person standing and speaking to you and saying there's hope," she said.

Now, she's meeting other GBS patients, and giving them the same hope someone gave to her.

"Rather than thinking maybe this is how I'm gonna be forever. When you see somebody come in and say 'well I've had this' and then they walk out the door, it leaves a little spark for people who don't have it," added Guyll.