BARBIE WWILLIS Everett, MA 21 Votes
In March of 2010 my MOM was rushed to Massachusetts General Hospital emergency room with severe flue like symtems and excrushiating pain in her right leg. She was addmitted and diagnosed with NECROTIZINGFECCYITIC, ‘A deadly bacterial muscle eating infection. She lapsed into a comma for three weeks, During that three week period the infection started spreading to her heat causing her kidneys to fail causing her to have to be on kidney diallysis for the rest of her life. She allso had several surgeries on her right leg in attempt to save it BUT they were unsuccesfull and had to amputate her whole leg up to her upper thigh. They had given her a one percent chance of surviving and thank God she is still here with us. After a three month stay in the hospital she was finally able to return home. . She had allso lost her left leg ‘below yhe knee about four years prior ‘ She now must go to diallysis three times a week for four hours along with several doctors appointments and alllso is attending phisycal therapy four times a week to learn to walk again. She has tried to remain as indipendent s she can , never complaining about anything. In my eyes she is my HERO. sHE IS ONE OF THE STRONGEST PEOPLE i KNOW. This has been a life changing experience for the whole familly. BUT EVERY DAY SHE WAKES UP WITH A SMILE ON HER FACE when she greates her three grandchildren. Winning this van would mean the world to her.