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It's a scenario straight out of a horror movie. You start with a normal bout of strep throat and figure you're going to have to deal with that week-long stretch of pain and difficulty swallowing. But after a few days, things get much worse. You are diagnosed with necrotizing fasciitis, better known as flesh-eating disease.
I always thought that if I were faced with impossibly adverse circumstances that I would be a fighter right up until the bloody death. I would go out raging against the enemy until I was victorious or until I couldn't possibly fight another second. Last year I found out that who I thought I would be was exactly the person I was. I fought the enemy and I was victorious.
ALLISTON, Ont. - Imagine brushing your teeth, jumping into bed to sleep as usual, then waking up the next morning without arms or legs.That's what happened to Cyndi Desjardins, a 44-year-old mother of...
Aimee Copeland, a 24-year-old from Georgia was zip lining when she fell into the river cutting her calf. A specific bacterial strain that she encountered in the water survived and started a horrific cascade.
ATLANTA - Aimee Copeland, a Georgia grad student, is fighting for her life because of the flesh-eating bacteria that infected her after she gashed her leg in a river two weeks ago. One of her legs was...