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Mashka
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Username: Mashka

Post Number: 128
Registered: 11-2009
Posted on Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 12:50 am:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

I searched the forum and couldn't believe this was not posted before. This girl is pretty amazing.

At the age of 19, she contracted Neisseria meningitis, a form of bacterial meningitis. Due to the disease, which affected her circulatory system, both of her legs had to be amputated below the knee and her spleen and a kidney had to be removed. Two years later, she received a kidney transplant from her father.

She had such a small chance of survival and now has accomplished so much.

If you have time, check out her website for the detailed story www.amypurdy.com

I found it pretty amazing.


Liver transplant 8.14.09
Mount Sinai, NY
LadyDi
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Username: Ladydi

Post Number: 2790
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 06:08 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

I remember reading an article about her! Can't remember where - for some reason I am thinking it was Muscle & Fitness Hers, but not really sure. You are right - absolutely amazing story. I couldn't believe the determination she had to overcome the obstacles she faced. Thanks for posting, Mashka, and thanks for the website info!
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Hostess Rise'
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Username: Rise

Post Number: 17385
Registered: 05-2003
Posted on Friday, May 18, 2012 - 07:47 am:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Amy wrote to me many years ago before her kidney transplant and is a member here but she has not visited us in a long time. I can now see why-she is very busy living life.

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