Alexis Hanford: Flesh-Eating Bacteria Survivor Gets Warm Homecoming

She can't bend or flex her toes. Walking is nearly impossible without wearing a brace. It's a hard reality for 16-year-old Alexis Hanford, of Bethesda, Md., who has always been an active athlete -- swimming, and playing basketball, soccer, and lacrosse. Two months ago while swimming with her sister at Lake Leonard in Redwood Valley, Calif., the former varsity lacrosse player contracted a rare strain of flesh-eating bacteria after falling into the water while going off a rope swing. "I've...Full Story
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