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Man with strep throat has first amputation surgery

September 8, 2019


THE ALTO MAN WHO NEARLY DIED FROM STREP THROAT THAT TRAVELED TO HIS STOMACH — IS HAVING HIS FIRST AMPUTATION SURGERY TODAY. 3 HE WILL EVENTUALLY LOSE ALL FOUR HANDS AND FEET. 3 24 HOUR NEWS 8’S HEATHER WALKER FIRST SHOWED US THIS STORY YESTERDAY… SHE’S HERE WITH TODAY’S UPDATE. 3 KEVIN BREEN, A 44 YEAR OLD WHO WAS ACTIVE BEFORE THE STREP WAS IN A WHEEL CHAIR TODAY, GOING INTO SURGERY. 3 HIS WIFE WAS WITH HIM. TODAY DOCTORS ARE REMOVING HIS RIGHT FOOT. HE WILL HAVE AT LEAST THREE MORE SURGERIES .ON CHRISTMAS HE STARTED FEELING A PAIN IN HIS STOMACH. HE ENDED UP GING TO THE ER.BUT DOCTORS COULDN’T FIGURE OUT WHAT WAS WRONG WITH HIM. THEY FINALLY FIGURED OUT THAT HE HAD A STRONG STRAND OF STREP THAT TRAVELED TO HIS STOMACH. DOCTORS SAVED HIS LIFE.BUT IN THE PROCESS, HIS ORGANS BEGAN FAILING.IN AN EFFORT TO SAVE THEM, HIS BODY REDIRECTED BLOOD FLOW LEAVING THE FLESH OF HIS HANDS AND FEET TO DIE. HE HAS A LONG WAY TO BEING ACTIVE AGAIN, BUT HE IS PUSHING THROUGH WITH A POSITIVE ATTITUDE. 3 (((KEVIN BREEN// STREP AMPUTEE))) 13:07:49 “I’M A LITTLE NERVOUS IT, BUT I’M CONFIDENT AND WE’VE BEEN PRAYING ABOUT IT. WE MET WITH OUR PASTOR EARLIER TODAY SO I’M KIND OF READY TO GET THE PROCESS STARTED.” 3 WE WILL CONTINUE TO FOLLOW HIM ALONG HIS JOURNEY. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP THE FAMILY WITH MEDICAL COST WE HAVE A LINK TO A GO FUND ME AT WOOD-TV-DOT-COM. 3

2 Comments

  • Reply A J MacDonald Jr March 15, 2017 at 10:55 pm

    Lord bless Kevin!

  • Reply Th3kwaiia Potato February 21, 2019 at 1:28 am

    Good luck Kevin hope you feel better

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