I’ve Had 50 Surgeries On My Giant Leg
A YOUNG woman with a massively swollen leg, and recurring life-threatening infections, has started a ground-breaking treatment to help her lead a better life.
Arianna Faro, from Wilmington, Massachusetts was born with Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome, a rare congenital disorder which causes Arianna’s right leg to be grow to double the normal size and be mottled with agonizing lesions.
She frequently suffers infections which turn into sepsis and threaten to end her life.
The 28-year-old woman has endured more than 50 surgeries and spent most of her teenage years in a hospital bed.
The doctors at Boston’s Children’s Hospital have decided to make Arianna the first American to receive the ground-breaking treatment which they hope will shrink her leg, end the recurring life-threatening infections, and give Arianna the new lease of life she desperately needs.
She has now been on the new medication for three months.
The pioneering medical treatment, traditionally used to treat forms of cancer, has so far proved to be successful, allowing Arianna to become pain-free for the first time after her condition started affecting her groin causing incredible pain when she was 14 years old.