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New mom recovering from flesh-eating bacteria learning to walk again

Lana Kuykendall is now at Greenville Hospital System's Roger C. Peace Rehabilitation Hospital where she is undergoing intensive therapy.

Lana Kuykendall is now at Greenville Hospital System's Roger C. Peace Rehabilitation Hospital where she is undergoing intensive therapy.  (foxcarolina.com)

A South Carolina woman who battled a flesh-eating bacteria just after delivering twins in May, spoke to the media for the first time Monday, foxcarolina.com reported.

The news station said she is recovering at a rehabilitation facility.

Lana Kuykendall gave birth to twins Ian and Abigail on May 7 at an Atlanta hospital, but she later felt a severe pain her leg.

She rushed to the Greenville Memorial hospital when she noticed a spot on the leg was quickly spreading.

Click here to see more pictures of Lana during therapy. 

Kuykendall had contracted necrotizing fasciitis, a rapidly spreading flesh-eating bacteria that destroys skin and muscle tissue. Doctors performed 20 surgeries on the new mom.

Kuykendall has been at GHS's Roger C. Peace Rehabilitation Hospital for more than a week.

Her husband, Darren, said his wife can walk at least 50 feet with the aid of a walker.

"Lana is a miracle, and we see it again and again every day," said Darren Kuykendall in June.

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