Pregnant with Guillain-Barré syndrome

Pregnant with Guillain-Barré syndrome

Cheryl Perkins lives in Adrada de Haza, a small village in the north of Spain, with her partner, Daniel, 19-month-old son, Luca, two dogs and the cat. Cheryl’s roller coaster of 2020 began whilst she was just over three months pregnant with their second child...
Recovering from GBS for a second time at 87

Recovering from GBS for a second time at 87

This is my story about recovering from Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) after contracting the very rare illness for the second time at the age of 87. I decided to share my story (with some help from my family) to give hope and inspiration to others with GBS that they too...
Introducing Ben Watson

Introducing Ben Watson

Paralympic double gold-medalist, childhood GBS survivor and GAIN’s brand-new Charity Champion! When we reached out to Paralympian cyclist Ben Watson in the summer of 2021, we knew he would be an inspiration to our members and supporters. Little did we know that a few...
To Hell and back

To Hell and back

Linda Barnard tells us of her determination to beat GBS and get back to being a mum A bit about me – in early 2019, I was about to reach my 51st birthday. As a single working mum of three, I had a busy life, two jobs, six cats, large garden, and I also loved to go out...
Mike Ralls – My CIDP story

Mike Ralls – My CIDP story

Guillain Barré Syndrome …. Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy, two conditions/syndromes/diseases that I had never heard of until Monday 25th June 2018. The week before this date, everything was normal. I was doing Spin classes at my local leisure centre...