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Less than four months after contracting Guillain-Barre’ Syndrome, Dana Kidd of Meridianreturned to her job as deputy administrator for the Mississippi Department of Human Services.

Initially paralyzed by the rare neurological disorder, Kidd credits staff of Methodist Rehabilitation Center for helping her make a comeback.

“If not for them, I wouldn’t be where I am today,” she said. “They pushed me.”

A go-getter by nature, Kidd rose to the challenge to reclaim the career she loves. But she says her close call has taught her to take time to smell the roses, too.

“I think it’s God’s way of telling me I need to slow down,” she said. “It has definitely made me appreciate things I haven’t appreciated before.”

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