I finally awoke. I was very weak and incoherent. I was trying to see what was happening around me. As I picked up my head, I could see my whole body was twisted and folded inside a suitcase. I could t feel anything, and my head was hanging outside the suitcase on a sidewalk outside an old building. I saw Carlos, my husband, zip up the suitcase, leaving just my head out; and a nurse came out of the building to help him carry the suitcase inside. I tried to talk, yell, scream, but thing came out of my mouth. Being one of seven people in the world with a severe case of Guillain-Barre Syndrome, a neurological disease that attacks the immune system causing temporary paralysis, Barbra takes you on her journey through this illness, facing the odds of losing her life but then having the spiritual strength to live and share this story with you.
Barbra Sonnen-Hernandez, wife, mother and business owner, was afflicted with Guillain-Barre Syndrome in 2008. She shares her story of having endured one of the most severe cases of this disease in the world. Her life today consists of being a motivational and inspirational speaker concerning her illness. Barbra lives in Round Rock, Texas, is married, and has two children.