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 At 17, a southwestern Ontario woman was shocked to learn she was diagnosed with the fatal flesh-eating bacteria, facing possible full-leg amputation and permanent disability, or worse.

At 17, a southwestern Ontario woman was shocked to learn she was diagnosed with the fatal flesh-eating bacteria, facing possible full-leg amputation and permanent disability, or worse.

 Tammy Peel, 39, from Essex, told how the wound on her groin went septic and she contracted necrotising fasciitis. She underwent a four-hour surgery during which tissue from the labia, part of her thigh and around her belly had to be removed to stop the spread of the disease

Tammy Peel, 39, from Essex, told how the wound on her groin went septic and she contracted necrotising fasciitis. She underwent a four-hour surgery during which tissue from the labia, part of her thigh and around her belly had to be removed to stop the spread of the disease


 
 Maurice "Frenchie" La-Garde kisses his wife, Heike Petermann, at the Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital in Haverhill on Thursday. La-Garde, a quadriplegic since 1987, has overcome a lot in his 61 years, and his family is asking the community for help in making it over one more hurdle: getting back home to North Chelmsford. See video at lowellsun.com. (SUN / JOHN LOVE)  Read more:   http://www.lowellsun.com/breakingnews/ci_31514501/no-mountain-too-high#ixzz50tZwThMI

Maurice "Frenchie" La-Garde kisses his wife, Heike Petermann, at the Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital in Haverhill on Thursday. La-Garde, a quadriplegic since 1987, has overcome a lot in his 61 years, and his family is asking the community for help in making it over one more hurdle: getting back home to North Chelmsford. See video at lowellsun.com. (SUN / JOHN LOVE)

Read more:  http://www.lowellsun.com/breakingnews/ci_31514501/no-mountain-too-high#ixzz50tZwThMI

 Runner's marathon dream after beating the flesh eating bacteria. Click  the image above or  here  to watch.

Runner's marathon dream after beating the flesh eating bacteria. Click  the image above or here to watch.