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Australian Pro Surfer Tyler Wright Reveals How A Mystery Illness Left Her Unable To Walk And Terrified Of Sunlight

Wednesday 20 May 2020


From the Daily Mail Australia:


Tyler Wright
Tyler Wright has opened up on her battle with post-
viral syndrome which left her bedridden for more.
(Photo: © Nine)

Australian pro surfer Tyler Wright reveals how a mystery illness left her unable to walk and terrified of sunlight – and the treatment that saved her life

  • Tyler Wright was bedridden for 14 months suffering from post-viral syndrome
  • The 26-year-old went from reigning WSL world champ to needing full time care
  • Doctors struggled to diagnose it, leaving Ms Wright frustrated as her health fell
  • Neuro-orthopaedic rehab specialist Brett Jarosz helped Ms Wright beat the virus
  • The pair worked to steady her nervous system and link up her biomechanics
  • Ms Wright praised former girlfriend, Alex Lynn, for nursing her back to health

By Jackson Barron and Lauren Ferri for Daily Mail Australia
18 May 2020
Copyright © 2020 Daily Mail Australia.

Two-time world surfing champion Tyler Wright has opened up on her battle with a mysterious virus that left her unable to walk for more than a year.

The 26-year-old was hit with influenza A and a fever before a World Surf League event in South Africa in July 2018 before her health began to rapidly deteriorate.

The NSW south coast native was taken to a local hospital in incredible agony, where she took pain medication for the first time before being sent home to Australia, where her condition continued to worsen.

'Everything that was going on just kept getting worse,' she told 60 Minutes. 'I couldn't have a conversation and I couldn't get out of bed and there was no relief.'

The virus sparked a string of neurological problems known as post-viral syndrome which often leaves the body feeling weak after battling an infection.

In Ms Wright's case it left her bedridden for 14 months, frequently in tears, suffering from painful headaches and unable to deal with sunlight or loud noises.


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