Georgia woman continues to fight after triple amputation from flesh-eating bacteria

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GEORGIA – A mother and former marine is continuing to recover after having both feet amputated and one of her hands. She may only keep some fingers on her other hand as well, according to PEOPLE.

Cindy Martinez was diagnosed in May with necrotizing fasciitis and myositis, a flesh-eating bacteria.

Since her diagnosis, she was at risk for amputation because the bacteria spreads so quickly. But her doctors are not sure how she contracted it.

“A lot of the decision was from [Cindy],” her husband David told PEOPLE. “She actually said she had enough. She said she was tired of being in the hospital. She wanted to go home. She wanted to get better.”

Her kids were able to visit during Father’s Day weekend and David said his wife is ready to begin recovery, hopefully with fewer bumps along the way.

He says the support for Cindy has been amazing and he can’t wait to see what they’re able to do in the future.

A GoFundMe page set up for her care has already raised over $75,000 dollars.

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