Weeks after giving birth, Holly Frances went from being a healthy 26-year-old new mom to paralyzed and on life support—in less than 72 hours. Diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disorder called Guillain-Barre Syndrome, she was trapped in her own body, unable to move, speak, or hold her newborn daughter. Holly’s new book, Life Support, tells the story of how she struggled to overcome the despair, hopelessness and pain of recovery, to regain her health and get back to being a mother to her daughter. Both a memoir and a resource guide, this is the true story of how Holly found purpose in the 126 days spent in hospital. A journey of strength, determination and hope, Holly’s story reminds us that life doesn’t always go as planned, sometimes, in the most dire and challenging ways, it turns out better.
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Holly Frances is the author of Life Support, Surviving Guillain-Barre Syndrome, the true story of how a young woman turned her medical horror after the birth of her daughter into a crusade of helping others. She is a mom in a blended family of six (including her pup Benji) and the face behind Holly After GBS on social media, where her recovery videos have inspired millions of people around the world. Holly’s background is in Human Resources but her passion is in GBS advocacy and fitness. When she isn’t writing, and connecting with others on social media, she can be found hanging with family and friends, binge-watching documentaries, at the gym, or walking her dog.