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Texas mom to be first in US to receive double arm transplant

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Shortly after the birth of her third child, Katy Hayes suffered the ravages of flesh-eating bacteria. To save her life, doctors had to amputate her arms above her elbows and her legs above the knees. She was also in a coma for a month. The Kingwood, Texas mother is set to have a double arm […]

Aimee Copeland, the young woman battling flesh-eating disease, speaks

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According to a blog post from her father, Aimee Copeland has spoken her first words since being hospitalized for flesh-eating bacteria. Andy Copeland reportedly posted the following to his blog: “Today…May 27……is AIMEE DAY!!! Sunday, Aimee has finally spoken her first words. I will follow with details tonight.” He also promised to provide more details […]

Flesh-eating disease strikes new mother of twins

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Lana Kuykendall, 36, was only home for 13 hours with her newborn twins and husband when she returned to the hospital Lana Kuykendall is a trained paramedic so when a quickly growing bruise was causing severe pain, she knew something was wrong. Her husband Darren, took her to the hospital where they watched in horror […]

Young woman with flesh-eating infection may lose more limbs

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Aimee Copeland, 24, has already lost her left leg to a rare flesh-eating infection, and now it appears that she is likely to lose her hands and remaining foot, her family reports. The Gerogia student has shown some signs of recovery, however, so her family is staying optimistic. Andy Copeland, the woman’s father, said, “Aimee appears to have normal brain function at this time, […]