WIS-TV reporter Mary King was struck with a bout of facial paralysis right before her wedding earlier this month.
Thankfully, though, the beautiful South Carolina broadcaster is almost fully recovered from her Bell's Palsy, and has been able to return to her job.
Of course, it seems the stress of her upcoming nuptials may have set off her Bell's Palsy onset. The 25-year-old reporter was on the runway June 1 on her way to her wedding in Baltimore, when she noticed she had no movement on the right side of her face.
The pilot turned the plane around, and the young woman was rushed to the hospital. She's actually very lucky the symptoms have diminished since then, because some people never completely recover.
Bell's Palsy, a form of paralysis caused by the dysfunction of the cranial nerve, can destroy a person's personal life and self-image. Also, as a person who earns their living being on TV, Mary King must have been terrified about her professional future.
It could take a few weeks to recover, or several years. Some sufferers, unfortunately, never get back to normal. King said there were red flags which she ignored, including a shooting pain the back of her head the previous day.
The journalist was very lucky there was a doctor on her plane, who advised her to rush to the hospital immediately.