POA patient Franklin, Mejias, Jr., Quadruple amputee, his story of survival, 9/7/2012

Franklin Mejias, Jr. of Venezuela was on a family vacation in Miami when the unthinkable happened – he contracted an aggressive bacterial infection. Doctors fought to save his life, but in order to do so they were forced to amputate his hands and both his legs. The infection nearly killed Franklin, but he battled back and won the fight.  It didn’t break his spirit either; he’s a fighter, with a deep appreciation for just how lucky he is to be alive. Franklin is also very grateful for the help he has received in the United States, so much so, that he asked us to laminate his prosthetic legs with an American flag  design.  Following video tells  Franklin’s Story .  This is the first of many updates to come as Franklin regains his independence and takes back his life.

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POA patient Franklin Mejias featured on WFTV Orlando News segment, “12-year-old nearly killed by bacterial infections get chance to walk,” 8/2/2012

WFTV Orlando News was at our facility to interview Franklin Mejias, a young boy who contracted a near deadly bacterial infection which led to the amputation of his hands and both of his legs. POA is providing Franklin’s prosthetic limbs, and in a few months he hopes to be fit with prosthetic hands at a facility in Tampa.

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