No Script Javascript is disabled. Please enable it for better working experience.
Advertisement
Thursday 30 May, 2024
Advertisement

Laura Barajas had all of her limbs amputated

BY Anas Shah Sep 17, 2023. 11:52 pm UPDATED: Sep 17, 2023. 11:52 pm

Advertisement

According to her acquaintances, a mother from California had all four of her limbs removed after consuming fish tainted with a lethal disease.

The life-saving procedure was performed on 40-year-old Laura Barajas on Thursday following a lengthy hospital stay.

It’s been incredibly difficult for all of us. It is awful. Any of us could have experienced this, said Barajas’ friend Anna Messina to KRON.

Messina said that Barajas, a mother of a 6-year-old boy, fell ill days after ingesting the fish she had bought at a nearby San Jose market and prepared for herself at home.

“She almost lost her life. She was on a respirator,” Messina said.

Laura Barajas

“They put her into a medically induced coma. Her fingers were black, her feet were black her bottom lip was black. She had complete sepsis and her kidneys were failing,” she added.

Messina says Barajas was infected with Vibrio Vulnificus, a potentially fatal bacteria found in raw seafood and seawater.

“The ways you can get infected with this bacteria are, one, you can eat something that’s contaminated with it [and] the other way is by having a cut or tattoo exposed to water in which this bug lives,” UCSF Infectious Disease Expert Dr. Natasha Spottiswoode told KRON.

Advertisement

Laura Barajas

It’s a particularly dangerous virus, she warned, for people who have weakened immune systems.

The CDC estimates that 150 to 200 cases of Vibro Vulnificus are recorded annually. One in five afflicted individuals pass away.The family of Barajas is eager to learn more about what transpired and what to do next.

To help with the Barajas’ medical expenses and her transition to her new life, Messina started a GoFundMe account. By Sunday morning, more than $39,000 had been raised.

“Little did she know that this simple act would change her life forever,” the fundraiser said. “Laura has been in the hospital for over a month, fighting for her life, she is now a quadruple amputee.”

Advertisement

 

Advertisement

Related Articles

Who is Ava Louise? OnlyFans model who flashed portal
World

Who is Ava Louise? OnlyFans model who flashed portal

The annoying OnlyFans model claims that she lifted her top because she...

Madison Bergmann arrested for ‘making out’ with 5th-grader
US

Madison Bergmann arrested for ‘making out’ with 5th-grader

Less than three months before her wedding, a 24-year-old elementary school teacher...

Sgt. Colin Arslanbas killed in training accident
US

Sgt. Colin Arslanbas killed in training accident

Military authorities have revealed the identify of the Marine from North Carolina...

Who was Courtney Fannon? What was her cause of death
US

Who was Courtney Fannon? What was her cause of death

In her tight-knit New York community, COURTNEY Fannon was regarded as an...

Camryn Herriage college grad in ICU, friend killed after crash
US

Camryn Herriage college grad in ICU, friend killed after crash

This is due to the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, which is scheduled...

Who are Dominic Miller and Lyndell Mays? Kansas City parade shooting suspects
US

Who are Dominic Miller and Lyndell Mays? Kansas City parade shooting suspects

When gunfire broke out on February 14, 2024, during a SUPER BOWL...

Advertisement

Latest News

Who is Ava Louise? OnlyFans model who flashed portal
World

Who is Ava Louise? OnlyFans model who flashed portal

The annoying OnlyFans model claims that she lifted her top because she...

Madison Bergmann arrested for ‘making out’ with 5th-grader
US

Madison Bergmann arrested for ‘making out’ with 5th-grader

Less than three months before her wedding, a 24-year-old elementary school teacher...

Sgt. Colin Arslanbas killed in training accident
US

Sgt. Colin Arslanbas killed in training accident

Military authorities have revealed the identify of the Marine from North Carolina...

MMA FIGHTER Ali Heibati banned for kicking RING GIRL Maria
Viral

MMA FIGHTER Ali Heibati banned for kicking RING GIRL Maria

Ali Heibati, an MMA fighter, received a lifelong ban for his shameful...

Advertisement