Here’s an inspiring story of a 61-year old Australian woman who survived the deadly flesh-eating bacteria and who is now working to help raise funds to buy a machine for a local hospital which helped her beat the disease. You go, girl!
From the Daily Mercury, by Fallon Hudson:
As mentioned in an earlier post, early diagnosis of the flesh-eating disease is very crucial; if it’s not diagnosed early, the person infected can die immediately (within 12-24 hours). However, early diagnosis may not be enough to save a person if complications prevent a sick person’s recovery.
This appears to be the case of 33-year-old Jennifer Cormier McFarlane who valiantly fought the disease but who eventually succumbed after 15 months.