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Paralysed Manxman learns to walk again

Alex was struck down by Guillian Barre Syndrome

A Manxman struck down with Guillian Barre Syndrome has regained the use of his legs after nearly a year of paralysis from the nose down.

Port St Mary Man Alex Keenan was transferred to the Walton Centre in Liverpool last year - where he's still recovering with the support of his family and friends.

The condition is brought on by the body's immune system, targeting the peripheral nervous system - now, he's learning to walk again.

His twin sister Leanne suffers from Multiple Sclerosis - also caused by an attack on the nervous system.

She tells a positive story of his gradual recovery:

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