Shellfish Infection Takes Legs

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My daughter Katie Scully got a bacteria infection ,Vibrio Vulnificas is a deadly shellfish infection. Katie was in critical condition and on life support for almost ‭ 3 weeks in Memorial Hospital. Her doctors called her recovery a miracle. Sadly she had to have her legs amputated below the knee.Katie is two months shy of 26. She was living in Savannah with hopes of finishing her school at SCAD. Katie is a talented artist with a loving spirit. I believe Katie will overcome this setback in time. I am asking for your support to help through the financial hardship caused by this infection. Thank you . Bob Scully
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I couldn’t have dreamt up a more perfect way to celebrate my Alive day. November 8th marked the anniversary of my amputations and god knows I have worked my tiny ass of to be able to dance even taller and celebrate with those I love.
It is a day not many get to experience do to restrictions in healthcare and support and we must do and be better. So, Thank you for being my forever family and for standing by me even when I couldn’t. Thank you for fighting with me and picking me up when I fall down. Thank you to those near and far for I am so grateful. I have a long recovery ahead but I have no doubt that with the amazing friends and family I have, I can wholeheartedly say I am ready for the future one 5’ 6 1/2” step at a time


#thankyou #bilateralbelowthekneeamputee #aliveday #atlanta #wootwoot #grateful #oneyeardownforevertogo @ Atlanta, Georgia
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I would like to start by saying Thank you. Thank you to all who have supported not only myself but my family throughout the last months. God knows it has not been easy, but the kindness and compassion that you all have brought us has done wonders and continues to amaze me.

Now, after long days and painful nights, I am happy to share that my progress over the last month has truly been a most humbling experience. The time finally came for my right leg to heal with granted permission to wear my prosthetic, as I was accepted into the inpatient rehabilitation program at Good Shepherd in Allentown, PA. Over the last week my expectations have exceeded themselves. Within mere days of physical therapy, I have quickly progressed from wheelchair dependency to walking solo with a cane! In addition to the incredible sensation of pure movement (which is wonderfully indescribable), the doctors here have been blow away with how natural my walking has become. So far I’ve conquered a multitude of obstacles and I am eager to see what is next. No doubt it will be a long journey ahead, but I am determined and so thankful that I am beginning this next chapter with all of my surrounding support. It amazes me every single day what the human body and mind is capable of. I only hope that in the upcoming months I can successfully continue to thrive and conquer what’s next.

As I’ve always said, “I am a woman of two legs,” and goodness gracious, “it feels so DAMN GOOD!”
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Hi, I hope your doing well.

Katie got her second prosthetic on March 29. She wore it for one day,with little activity,and her wound blistered and reopened. It will be about another month or so before she will get to use it. The good news is she will be working with a new Doctor who specializes in amputee recovery in Allentown Pa.
Katie continues to remain upbeat. We recently attended amputee awareness day at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown. This day provided great insight to the many possibilities that lie ahead. She has joined some support groups and is thinking about using her artistic talents in the design and making of prosthetics. More will be revealed in each passing day.
Thank you and God bless!
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Hello all, it’s March 8th and we have two feet of snow but that’s not going to damper our spirits!
Recently Katie was able to get the prescription for her temporary right prosthetic. Though it took longer to heal than we had hoped, her right leg is all set for a fitting next week. There is still some swelling but with the help of a healthy diet and limb shrinkers we Have hopes of obtaining a completed prosthetic by March 28th.
Once she gets this she will have some hard work ahead of her and will have to completely relearn how to walk. I am sure with her determination and persistence you will see her up and about walking around this spring!
I hope you are all doing well, and on the behalf of all of us thank you again for the support and kindness you have shown. If we could be of any assistance to you please do not hesitate to call.

Thank you again for all that you have done for us and our daughter!
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