Tuesday, January 04, 2005

So why do those pesky Europeans think they're so morally superior to us?


GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- A 19-year-old Grants Pass man is recovering from one of the worst cases of flesh-eating bacteria, doctors say.

Doctors were forced to amputate part of Nathan Dooley's right leg to stop the infection from spreading.

"This is the wors[t] I have ever seen. I have never seen anyone lose a limb over it -- that's how bad this one was," Oregon Health and Science University Dr. Yale Popowich told KOIN News 6.

Fleshing-eating bacteria is an aggressive disease that can be fatal. Dooley's doctors believe that his infection started in a cut from a spill on his dirt bike.

Dooley does not [have] medical insurance. If he had lost both legs instead of one, he would have qualified for coverage under the Oregon Health Plan.

Donations to help cover his medical costs, including additional surgeries, can be made to the Evergreen Federal Bank at 969 S.E. Sixth St. Grants Pass, Ore., 97526.

OK, I think that answers my question.

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