Thursday, November 10, 2016

California woman who suffered paralysis is running in Disneyland's Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend

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A California woman returns to running at the Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend at Disneyland two years after developing temporary paralysis in her hands and legs.

Rachel Talise, from Panorama City, Calif., developed paralysis in August 2014 from the waist down and in her hands, the result of Guillain– BarrĂ© syndrome. The rare disorder attacks the immune system, targeting the nervous system.

After spending three months of physical and occupational therapy at a rehabilitation facility, Talise regained mobility and learned to walk again. The Doctor Strange 10K on Nov. 12, 2016 will be her first race in two years.

More than 25,000 runners will participate in the weekend of racing.

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