Cancer Survivor Loses Hands, Feet to Bacterial Infection

Hannah Rinehart, 32, is fighting capnocytophaga after surviving cancer three times.
1:18 | 07/31/12

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That means. Then the first question at -- was we want to. -- friends and family of 32 year old Hannah Reinhardt say they're struggling to understand why the woman who has battled so much is being tested yet again. Reinhart a three time cancer survivors -- in northside hospital since early July. After many tests doctors eventually discovered she was suffering from a rare bacterial infection. Her body was had a severe reaction to it. And we -- fighting back -- much we -- her body's reaction to husband mark Reinhart says the bacteria most commonly found in dog saliva the couple has had this dog for a -- -- but they can't pinpoint when -- would have been exposed. He says the infection first weekend -- his kidneys and lungs septic shock set in and -- attacking her fingers and toes. Cannot do anything right now -- not -- an act of faith. And an act of negligence. -- -- and detaining her hands and feet was the only option to save her life that she's a fighter and friend -- touchstone says she has a huge support system that is watching over her and praying for her every day she says the surgery may have changed her physically. But nothing will change the person they all love. People want to draw. Close to her. And and I know that that will not be taxed and by the loss of her room.

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