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Flesh Eating Bacteria Strikes Again! Las Vegas High School Dean Loses Hands, Feet

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A brand new flesh eating bacteria case has popped up, this time in Las Vegas!

A Las Vegas high school dean named Eddie Garcia has sadly lost both his hands and both his feet to this terrifying bacteria, after becoming infecting in January — as well as causing his kidneys and lungs to shut down. So what caused this?

Out of NOWHERE, he passed out as he was walking to his kitchen to get a glass of water.

That's it!

He was in a coma and needed dialysis to keep him alive when the doctors found the necrotizing faciitis! That's when they made the unthinkable call: they administered medication to keep blood flowing to his core organs, but not to his hands and feet.

Eddie woke up to no feet and just one hand, with the news that he'll be losing the other hand. Amazingly, though, he's not going to let it beat his spirits:

"I beat the odds: 20% chance of living and I did it. There's something that I have to do and I'm not going to miss out on this second chance."


We're sorry this ever happened, but we LOVE his outlook. Inspirational!

Good luck, Eddie!

[Image via KTNV.]

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2 comments to “Flesh Eating Bacteria Strikes Again! Las Vegas High School Dean Loses Hands, Feet”

  1. Jocelyn says – reply to this


    Eddie is such an inspiration. Check out the video his former students made:

  2. 2

    Just incredible!
    What an inspiring and positive guy!