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Help Brandie get through her amputations/infection
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Hi, my name is Brandie Bates. I want to share my story with everyone reading it, in hopes of someone reading can help my family and I through this.My nightmare started on Father's Day, 2013, at Toledo Ben lake. I was there with my family and friends ...
Hi, my name is Brandie Bates. I want to share my story with everyone reading it, in hopes of someone reading can help my family and I through this.

My nightmare started on Father's Day, 2013, at Toledo Ben lake. I was there with my family and friends enjoying an afternoon at the lake. Unfortunely, this was not a lucky day for me, as I broke my leg in three different places. The bones actually punctured my skin, and the lake water entered my body. Several surgeries were performed on my leg in hopes to save my leg, in the end I lost part of it. I have been in the hospital more than I have been out of it since that day, and have fought several different infections. The infections are winning! I am back in the hospital at LSU Shreveport, and have faced more surgeries and amputations. I now have 3 different infections, have been having fevers of 104.3, plus excrutiating pain.

My husband was working in Oklahoma, but had to return to Louisiana to help me, as I was starting to heal, he was able to get another job. We lost our place to live and had to move in with my sister, (who is pregnant) and her family. We no longer have a vehicle and depend on kindness of friends and family for transportation.

I was supposed to be getting fitted for my prosthetic this next week, but I will be getting even more amputations. This ride won't stop! I am back to square one.

I refuse to lose faith and hope. God is putting good people in our path. They are helping us in ways that we didn't know existed. This fundraiser site is one of those ways.

Please help us. We are totally broke. My husband is staying here at the hospital with my 24/7. His meals come from trays that are left over from people that were discharged from the hospital. He sleeps in a chair by my side. He showers in the bathroom down the hall. Our families have done all they can, other than giving us a place to lay our heads.

If you cannot donate, don't fret- please share this site with others and ask them to share it. The premise of this is that if enough people see the fundraiser site, it will reach those that can help us. We ask sincerely for prayers. Prayers for a healing, prayers for the doctors and nurses, prayers for those trying to help, prayers that people will be reached and hearts touched. I do not want my experience to be in vain! Something good will come out of this nightmare!

We will keep you updated on the journey Josh and I are on. Thank you so much for your help in getting our needs out there. Brandie
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