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Mother Almost Died From Flesh-Eating Bug After Playing Dodgeball

Update Date: Mar 06, 2017 08:20 AM EST

Lesley Kane, 35, nearly died after she collapsed while she was on holiday in the Netherlands. She was rushed to the hospital after suffering flu-like symptoms for a few days. Doctors diagnosed her with sepsis and a bacterial infection called Necrotising fasciitis that is caused by a small graze on her left breast that she suffered while playing dodge ball.

It all began August 3rd last year when Lesley was playing dodge ball with her colleagues, she said the impact caused a tiny graze on her left chest. At first she felt groggy, but decided to just sleep it off and even went on a holiday on August 6 to the Netherlands with her husband Stephen, 40, and daughters, aged 7 and 9. Four days later she was rushed to the hospital with only a 12-hour window to save her life.

The Mirror reported that the young mom's condition deteriorated so fast that surgeons had no choice but to remove her breast, torso and part of her back in order to save her life. Her husband said she had four operations over 24 hours just to remove the bacteria. After the surgery she underwent months of skin grafts and various treatments.

Lesley is now recovering at her home in Stonehaven, Scotland, she is a mother of two and was thankful that she battled the deadly flesh-eating bug. She said she is still struggling to recover six months on. Her mind is in it 100 percent, but her body just couldn't keep up.

As part of her recovery she has returned to getting fit with her physiologist and trying to build up more strenght for years of surgeries ahead. Surgeries would be necessary to reconstruct and improve her scars.

Lesley wanted to share her story to warn others that even slight health issues can develop into serious conditions. "People should always get themselves checked if they have health issues - no matter how little they are," she said according to Metro.

Lesley has set up a fundraising to pay for her treatment, to support her visit

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