Thursday, September 25, 2008

He Tires To Rebound

Okay so this morning I was reading yesterdays newspaper. And I came across this article. This Ex- basketball fights this rare syndrome. The former Mira Loma High School basketball player spent 9 months in bedridden at UC Davis Children Hospital, his body attached to tubes and monitors from November 2005 to August 2006. This rare syndrome is called Guillain-Barre' Syndrome.. Matt Palm attends American River College and he hopes to walk again, earn a degree from Sacramento State and become a basketball coach.

What is Guillian-Barre' Syndrome?

It is a disorder in which the body's immune system attacks part of the peripheral nervous system. It can cause paralysis. However, most patients recover from even the most severe cases of Guillian-Barre' Syndrome.
- the Syndrome can strike anyone at any age. It afflicts about three out of every 100,000 people, both genders equally.

What causes Guillian-Barre' Syndrome?
No one knows why it strikes some people and not others or what sets it in motion.

Source: National Institute of Neurological Disorder and Stroke


Vonney said...

duuudee that guy went to my school!!! lol

Sammy Raquel said...

i knw i was like i wonder if u knew him i was like hmmmmmmm