Arizona woman in Spain left paralyzed by rare disorder

Dunn went over to Europe on what was meant to be about a six-week vacation traveling to different countries

"She went to bed with a little tingling in her teeth and arms and legs, so she felt a little weird but figured she could just sleep it off", says Nikhil Dave.

"It's really scary so you just want to do what you can to help out and make sure our really good friend comes back to the USA and gets the best care that she can get", said Dunn's friend Abhijay Murugesan.

"After she was rushed to the hospital", her brother Ryan said on a GoFundMe page, "the doctors told her she had contracted a rare autoimmune disorder called Guillain-Barré syndrome".

"She started in Spain and she was in Barcelona for a few days and then she went to Seville", says Dave.

The harmful disorder battles the nervous system. Dunn woke up paralyzed from what turned out to be Guillain-Barre Syndrome.

University of Arizona honors college student Kara Dunn suddenly became sick on June 5.

The Horizon Honors High School Phoenix graduate also came down with pneumonia and was put on ventilator. She was taken off the ventilator Monday afternoon. Dunn's family is trying to bring her back to the United States but she would need to take a special medical flight which costs thousands of dollars.

The family is asking for $50,000 on the GoFundMe page and they are now in Spain with her. Insurance would be able to cover for most of her treatment back in the USA but it wouldn't cover the flight back to the US. Insurance would cover most of her treatment, leaving the family scrambling to cover transportation and physical therapy, among other related expenses.

At the moment Dunn's family was able to raise nearly $32,000 for Kara Dunn.



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