This is my sister’s story which could have been taken from a Hollywood horror movie.
She is a bright and lively woman, who loves her profession as a journalist, her walks by the sea and to live a healthy life. Until one day, just a few months ago, things changed drastically.
It all started with a little dry skin on her heel, which she tried to remove. It turned red and she put a band-aid on it. It did not go away. So my sister went to her GP and she, knowing that my sister is a diabetic, gave her just an ointment and send her home. The ointment made things worse.
What was a little scratch became an infected wound. She went to see a surgeon a month later and was admitted to the hospital immediately. They operated the infection and for a while things got better.
But yet, even that physician made some tremendous mistakes like telling her that she can walk on her newly operated foot. After just a week, things got worse and her life was in danger as well as her being close to loosing her leg.
I couldn’t sleep, I couldn’t eat. The time as against me.
I went online to search for the best physicians, to educate myself on the subject and to be able to sort out the information. I found this physician online and gave him a call at 9 in the evening, on a Saturday night, desperate to save my sister. He picked up the phone! And he was like sent from above. He had a cure.
He admitted her in her hospital and begun treatment with a so called vacuum therapy V.A.C. It worked. He saved her life, and her leg. Unfortunately, he had to operate the heel bone, where she will get an implant when the time comes.
But now the treatment needs to continue, and her insurance doesn’t cover it. It is very expensive but it is life-saving. We alone are paying for the treatment, her rehabilitation and all additional costs. It has come like a shock to us and we are trying to take deep breaths and support her both emotionally and economically.
Donation funding is our last resort. It is amazing that there are people like you out there, who are willing to contribute what could look like a small amount which to us is an enormous support and a lifesaving aid.
Strange how we do not appreciate the mundane in life, when suddenly the mundane becomes a luxury you dream of, when your loved ones are in danger. One never thinks it could happen to her.
I am thanking you in advance for every little contribution to getting my sister back on her feet again.