1. Kit's Journey


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    In April of 2009, I was admitted to the ICU with a diagnosis of Guillain-Barre Syndrome. I spent the next 4 months in hospital dealing with the disease. Some of this time was captured on video. My wife (who was my pillar of strength throughout this difficult time) created this video to commemorate the 1 year anniversary of my admission date. Update: What I failed to mention is the unparalleled level of care and compassion I received from the ICU staff during my hospital stay. I am happy, honored and proud to announce they have won an award from the Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses based on a submission of my story. Their winning entry can be seen at http://www.caccn.ca/en/join/nursing_week_2010.html. My family will be forever grateful to them. Please visit another inspirational story at http://www.vimeo.com/15179672. Update #2(March 2011): A beautiful young woman has been struck down with GBS. Her name is Holly, and her newborn baby girl, Casey, was only about 3 weeks old when she was admitted. Thankfully, she is in the same hospital (in fact the same room even) as I was, and I know she is receiving the best care she could get. I can see great inner strength in her eyes, and know she will be fighting, tooth and nail, to get back to her baby, her terrific husband, James, and the rest of her wonderfully supportive family and friends. Please lend your prayers for a speedy and complete recovery for Holly.

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    • Holly Gerlach's Journey : From Guillain-Barre Syndrome to Happily Ever After


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      www.hollygerlach.com At the age of 26, Less 3 weeks after giving birth to her first child, Holly was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disorder, called Guillain-Barre syndrome. It started with a pain in her neck and a weakness in her legs, and within 12 hours, she could no longer walk anymore. Within 72 hours, she was completely paralyzed and could no longer breathe on her own anymore. She was admitted to the ICU where she spent two and a half months there, breathing on a ventilator and fed through a tube in her stomach. When she finally started to recover, it was a long road, starting with having to learn how to breathe on her own, then how to use her muscles again. Once released from the ICU, she started ten weeks of intense physiotherapy where she learned how to walk again, It was a long four months before she was able to return home to her husband and daughter. Holly Gerlach has since written an inspirational book about her experience, and the challenges that she faced along the way. For more information on her book, visit her blog: www.hollygerlach.com

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      • Paralyzed | Guillain-Barre syndrome | Trailer


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        Explore the sheer fear and terror that Suzan Jennings and her family went through when they discovered she had one of the rarest illnesses on earth, Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS). Yet for the right price and proper treatment survival is good and in some cases a full recovery is quite possible. If you or anyone you know has been diagnosed with GBS this show is a must see! This video is copyrighted 2013. No parts of this video may be copied reproduced downloaded or quoted without the express permission of the owner percy.hetv@gmail.com Subscribe to www.youtube.com/user/worldpressmedia for great FREE travel awards and a chance to join us on one of our filming trips. This Video is produced and hosted by Percy von Lipinski

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        • ECTlistener is a software application that enable users to create texts with various noises like blowing or sniffing


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          http://eyecomtec.com/90-ECTlistener ECTistener software application, developed and established by EyeComTec (http://eyecomtec.com) is intended to evaluate sound signals from any microphone. Depending on the length and volume of the signal, ECTlistener emulates keyboard strokes and sends control codes to the receiving software. The program was produced for disabled individuals (paralyzed or those with exceptionally decreased mobility) and works in conjunction with other programs (e.g. ECTkeyboard sign matrix). Using an individual computer system with a microphone and both ECTlistener and ECTkeyboard, clients can type text letter-by-letter by making use of customized vocal triggers such as moans, loud breathing, sniffing and lots of other audios. This enables them to communicate with their relatives, friends, service or medical personnel. Nowadays, there are many technical solutions that allow users to generate key strokes with various noises, or inhalation or exhalation of air. Nevertheless, all these options require special equipment and are not readily available for everybody at a sensible price. At the same time, EyeComTec are developing ECTlistener as a simple, comfortable to make use of and inexpensive option for those options. To start the program the user requires only a desktop computer equipped with a microphone, which are easily offered in any electronic or computer shop. ECTlistener can even deal with very old desktop computers with low productivity, due to the program's low system requirements. In addition, fast export or import of all settings, the tiny size of the program and the ability to work without any setup, enables the user to carry out ECTlistener from any detachable device, for example, flash card, external hard disk etc The program is actually adjustable and has an user-friendly user interface. Initial settings take only a couple of minutes to run and the program is ready to work! ECTlistener is totally free for any private use, contains no advertising and supports many languages. The user can make use of the program almost right away after set-up-- all the user requires is the ability to download a small archive with the program, and any individual computer or laptop computer with a microphone. All these functions make ECTlistener a very economical, practical and convenient solution for individuals with limited mobility. www.eyecomtec.com creates software that enables people with decreased movement to interact with others. All program products created by the company are extremely flexible in customization and settings, have basic and user-friendly user interface, and have low technical requirements. EyeComTec's primary principle is to produce economical solutions readily available to everybody, based on desktop computers and equipment such as webcams and microphones.

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          • Peripheral Neuropathy


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            Dimitri Agamanolis, M.D. Neuropathologist, Akron Children's Hospital Professor of Pathology, NEOMED Main content: http://neuropathology-web.org A narrated slide show Normal histology; basic reactions; approach to patient with peripheral neuropathy; specific neuropathies.

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