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Last November, this Wallingford man was paralyzed with Guillain-Barre syndrome. Saturday, he competed in an obstacle race.

Hartford Courant
By Lori Riley
Jun 27, 2021 at 6:00 AM

  WALLINGFORD - — Greg Whitehouse hadn’t been feeling well and the day he fell and couldn’t get up last November, his wife called an ambulance. He went to the hospital Friday. By Monday, he couldn’t move or feel anything.

“I was still breathing and my heart was still beating,” he said. “I could talk. That’s all I had.

“I was going insane. I was in isolation because of COVID. I was only seeing people with double masks, double gowns, gloves. It was terrifying. Not only was my body wrecked by the eighth day, I had lost it mentally. I couldn’t sleep anymore. I was so anxious. I wasn’t myself. I didn’t really know where I was the last day, I didn’t know what was going on.”