Amna Sabbah

“Hello my name is Amna and I am a survivor. It all started on May 20, 2018. I woke up and I wasn't feeling well. I was falling asleep alot. In the afternoon I had to go to the bathroom but I was feeling too weak so I asked my boyfriend to help me up. My legs gave out and I fell on the floor. I asked him to push me to the other couch to try to lift me up, but nothing. So I asked him to push me to the bathroom so I can lift myself up by pushing myself up from the bath or toilet, but nothing. I started getting worse so he goes and call the ambulance. For me it all began in the leg, so he had to sign papers to amputate my leg. It's all set to amputate me then they realize the infection spread to my abdominal and they gave me less then 20 percent chance to survive. I was in a coma for 12 days but I made it, I won my fight. However my whole body had shut down, so when I woke up from my coma I couldn't talk and I couldn't move from the neck down, so I had to relearn everything from talking to eating to walking. I was in a hospital for more than 3 months, then after I went to a rehabilitation center for almost 7 months to learn how to walk and do the everyday stuff. I got out on Wednesday March 13, 2019. I have a wheel chair for long distance and a walker to walk. I will still have physicsl therapy for a long period of time. I am a survivor and if I can help anyone out there, why not. I learned you need alot of patience, determination, and to never give up.”