A British nursery worker has been paralysed after being struck down by an unknown illness while working a summer in Ibiza.
Hayley Bray, 26, was left unable to eat, talk or even breathe on her own, and has lost all feeling in her arms and legs.
The young woman, from Deal in Kent, was in Ibiza working at a five-star hotel and had been living on the island for three months when she fell ill in June.
Doctors have no idea what has caused her body to shut down.
Initially Hayley thought she might have a urine infection but just 48 hours later, the feeling in her limbs was gone.
Her half-sister Sadie, 24, said the family became worried when Hayley suddenly stopped replying to their messages.
She said Hayley had last text her saying her bones were hurting and that Hayley's boss sent her to hospital before the family lost contact with her.
Hayley's half-brother Jamie told The Sun : "It is a shock to the whole family that our globe-trotting, successful, bubbly sister has been struck down like this with no reason."
He added: "We are still optimistic that Hayley could make a full recovery but we just don’t know if that’s the case.
"Everything about Hayley’s condition is unknown at this stage."
After Hayley was hospitalised, her lungs failed and she had to be supported by a ventilator.
Sadie told how she and their dad Chris got on a flight to Ibiza, where Hayley was attached to tubes and sedated.
Hayley's mother Jayne Jones, Jamie and her other sibling Cerys also flew to her bedside.
The six weeks that followed saw Hayley airlifted to a larger hospital in Majorca for a pioneering plasma exchange therapy to try and reverse her paralysis.
But unfortunately her treatment wasn't successful.
On July 26, Hayley was then flown by a private air ambulance to the Kent and Canterbury Hospital.
She has been having tests for a range of auto-immune and viral infections which have been inconclusive.
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