St. Davids saved my face and life!

A few months ago, I was hospitalized for a nasty staph/cellulitis infection on my face. As you can in the pictures, it came from my eyebrow pencil.
My face grew hot and swollen, then disfigured very quickly, with an oozing opwn wound that kept getting bigger. When I got to the emergency room, the doctors said I was at risk of losing my sight or my life to this infection that was spreading rapidly.
With cellulitis that close to the brain, the doctors immediately began administering the strongest IV antibiotics. My condition was life-threatening, and compounded by an allergic reaction to one of the medications.
It was scary and awful but it could have been so much worse. Although I feared my face would not heal, I was relieved to have my vision and my life spared.
I shared my very expensive lesson with the community of make-up artists, bloggers and fans in the hope others might avoid going through the same thing.
Since then, my face and my story have been shared on countless Facebook and Twitter pages, but now it's going viral in the New York Post ( and other outlets. I am amazed at the responses people have posted, and truly happy that so many people have been inspired to take that extra step in their make up routine and CLEAN THEIR BRUSHES AND TOOLS. I'm not kidding when I say it is critical!

Unfortunately, this was not a cheap lesson to learn. I was left with thousands of dollars in hospital bills that I haven't been able to pay yet. The doctors of St. David's saved my life and it would mean the world to be able to pay them back for their services.
Any help you may be able to offer would be greatly appreciated and every little bit helps!


Katie Wright
Austin, TX

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