Published July 16, 2012
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.
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.