The Stairway to Heaven is Not ADA Compliant: My Journey Through Cuba with Guillain-Barré Syndrome

By Samantha Holvey

Imagine being a star athlete and beauty queen, then waking up one morning with half of your face paralyzed, unable to open your eyelid or breathe. Guillain-Barré syndrome, an inflammatory disorder of the peripheral nerves outside the brain and spinal cord, affects 1 in 100,000 people. A former Miss North Carolina USA tells her story of battling GBS and how a mission trip to rural Cuba revived her spirit. (CreateSpace)