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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:
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
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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