'Blessed to be back'

Local returns home after nine months in hospital


August 13, 2021

After spending nine months at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center, local Dennis Bishop returned home last Thursday. Bishop, pictured above with his wife Trish, developed Guillain-Barré syndrome after contracting COVID-19 last October. He had been in Minneapolis since November 5th.

Guillain-Barré syndrome is a serious autoimmune disorder in which the immune system attacks healthy nerve cells in the peripheral nervous system. Guillain-Barré is extremely rare, affecting only about 1 in 100,000 Americans, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. The syndrome le...

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