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UPDATE: UA student stranded in Spain with rare illness returning home

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UPDATE: Kara Dunn is returning home this weekend.

According to her GoFundMe page, her travel insurance will pay for the flight in full. 

The GoFundMe goal will be reduced, however, her family still needs the funds to help pay for the medical bills. 

The post says that any unused funds will be donated for autoimmune and neurological illnesses like Guillain-Barré Syndrome research.


A University of Arizona student is stranded in Spain after becoming ill with a rare condition.

Friends say Kara Dunn was vacationing when she suddenly found herself unable to move.

Rushed to the hospital, Dunn was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome.

"It's hard hearing that one of your best friends has such a rare and harmful disorder and you can't even be there with her," said Dunn's roommate Sarah Schwyhart.

Schwyhart is now working with Dunn's family to try and raise enough money to bring her home.

Family members say Dunn's insurance won't pay for the flight.

"It's really scary so you just want to do what you can to help out and make sure our really good friend comes back to the U.S. and gets the best care that she can get," said Dunn's friend Abhijay Murugesan.

Murugesan says a GoFundMe has been started in Dunn's name.

You can find it that GoFundMe here: https://www.gofundme.com/help-kara-gbs?

Guillain-Barre is a condition where the body's immune system attacks the nervous system.

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