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Archive for the Stories from our Group Members Category

Recovery from Ramsay Hunt Syndrome

Life was going well for Brian Apprille, a professional stand-up comedian, and his wife in 2009.  They had recently purchased their first home together and were looking forward to the future. Then a week before his birthday, he experienced tremendous pain behind his left eye. He went […]

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Finding New Meaning Through Artwork

One morning in 1967, when I was 12 years old, I woke up with Bell’s palsy on the right side of my face. Back in those days it was such a rarity in my native Holland that my story even ended up in a medical magazine, and […]

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Barbara P. – Recovering from Bell’s Palsy During Pregnancy

Support Group Member Stories Barbara P. Recovering from Bell’s Palsy During Pregnancy Barbara and her husband were busy preparing for the birth of their first child in January, 2004. One morning during the beginning of her third trimester, she was laughing and talking with her husband when […]

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Jane Mateik – A Soft Smile – Life Changes After a Brain Tumor.

Jane Mateik – A Soft Smile Life changes after a brain tumor. Jane Mateik was getting ready to embark on a new stage of life in 2010. She and her husband, a Navy chief, were packing for a year-long assignment on the island of Crete. Jane was […]

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