A British day care center has been left paralyzed and was unable to breathe for weeks without artificial respiration after being hit by a mysterious illness while living in Ibiza.
Hayley Bray, 26, from Deal, Kent, was unable to eat, talk or even breathe without help after being diagnosed with a urinary tract infection in June.
She had lived and worked in a five-star hotel on the island for a few months when she began to feel unwell and within two days she lost all feeling in her limbs.
Mrs. Bray was flown to a larger hospital in Mallorca and was flown by air ambulance to England on July 21, where doctors are still stunned by her paralysis.
Haley Bray, 26, from Deal, Kent, was unable to eat, talk, or even breathe without breathing after being diagnosed with an initial urinary tract infection in June (photo: Mrs. Bray at Play Park Apartments in Lanzarote)
Mrs. Bray (left) on a ventilation system in the hospital and posing in a bikini during a vacation in Thailand (right)
Mrs. Bray & # 39; s half-sister Sadie, 24, said Hayley sent her a message saying: & # 39; I didn't sleep last night. I felt that my bones really hurt, & # 39; the Such a reported.
Sadie said to the newspaper: “I was really worried and told her to go to the doctors, but Hayley wanted to go to work.
& # 39; As soon as she started her shift, her boss could see that she was wrong and sent her to the hospital.
& # 39; At that time, they thought she might have a serious urinary infection. But then we lost all contact with Hayley. & # 39;
Sadie found Mrs. Bray's boss on Instagram and discovered that her half-sister had been taken to intensive care; her lungs had failed and she was on a fan.
After two weeks in intensive care on the island, she was taken by plane to Mallorca, where she spent three weeks where she received plasma exchange therapy, a blood purification process.
After 12 sessions she was able to move her right arm and she felt her left arm for the first time.
She would have returned to England earlier, but could only arrive at the end of July after a blow.
Mrs. Bray fell ill with what was initially thought of as a urinary tract infection while working in a five-star TUI resort in Ibiza
Mrs. Bray and her 24-year-old half-sister Sadie, she had to find her family member's boss to find out why she had suddenly stopped contacting her
Her family wrote on her Go Fund Me page: & # 39; Since his return to England, Hayley has made major improvements. She now only breathes and can eat a pure diet. Hayley does not yet have the abdominal muscles to cough, so he has still applied a mini-tracheotomy to suck fluid out of her lungs.
& # 39; Hayley currently has no feeling or movement in her legs and needs one-on-one care all day. The great physics team helps her muscles to rebuild, works on her arms, hands and core. Hayley has lost all of her independence and dignity with which she struggles, but the great staff sustains her. & # 39;
Neurologists have given Mrs. Bray to the hospital an estimated year before she can be released.
Her family said she was warned about lifelong problems, but for Mrs. Bray & # 39; that is not an option. & # 39;
& # 39; She is very determined and positive, and we all hope she will continue and fully restore this & # 39 ;, her family wrote. & # 39; The courage and strength she has shown has inspired us all, we are so proud of how she deals with it. & # 39;
Mrs. Bray's family says her condition has improved since her return to the UK, but she still has no sense or movement in her legs and needs one-on-one care all day
Her family said she was warned about life-changing problems, but for Mrs. Bray & # 39; that is not an option & # 39;
The Brays have set up a Go Fund Me page to raise £ 25,000 for the rehabilitation of their daughter.
So far they have reached more than £ 9,000.
The Brays wrote: "Every little or big gift will really make a difference to Hayley's recovery and rehabilitation … She is our brave daughter, sister and friend, and we are so proud of it her. Thank you for taking the time to read Hayley's story.
& # 39; Please share this on social media and if you have fundraising ideas, we would love to hear from you. & # 39;
You can donate to the page of Mrs. Bray & # 39; s Go Fund Me here.
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