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October 4, 2013

Video: Teen who lost limbs to meningitis makes triumphant homecoming


ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. — A teenager who had all of her limbs amputated after contracting a rare form of meningitis has returned to her home following a lengthy hospital stay.

Kaitlyn Dobrow was struck down with the often-fatal bacterial infection meningococcemia in February and though she survived, she had both arms and legs removed.

The 19-year-old has undergone 20 surgeries since receiving the initial diagnosis- where doctors said she had only a week to live.Her recovery has been documented by her supportive friends and family who have posted photos online and even arranged for a very special pick-me-up in the hospital. Actor John Stamos visited Dobrow at the Orange County hospital in August after being recruited by her friend.

Full story: Girl, 19, who had all of her limbs amputated after contracting rare form of meningitis released from the hospital after eight months and 20 surgeries