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Virginia Woman Develops Rare Paralyzing Illness During Dream Trip to Thailand

Guillain-Barré syndrom

A 22-year-old woman who recently graduated from the University of Mississippi and left to Thailand is now stuck in the country after developing Guillain-Barré syndrome, a rare disorder that has left her paralyzed from the neck down.

After waiting tables to save for her dream trip, Caroline Bradner of Henrico County, Virginia left home in October to teach in the Southeast Asian country.