We are Ed, Heidi, Beckett and Brody. In early 2011, Beckett was suddenly diagnosed with Guillain Barre, a severe medical condition in which the body’s immune system attacks itself, leading to paralysis. In most children – with rapid diagnosis and treatment – the disease stops and gradual recovery occurs over weeks and months. Amid the depths of his disease, Beckett wouldn’t eat; but when he did emerge from the dark, the first thing he requested was bacon and candy (Peeps to be exact). He ate three pieces of each. And thus began the story of his recovery – and ours. This is our tale.