When Kia Brazil of Milwaukee, USA, was hospitalized her blood pressure was dangerously low and doctors diagnosed an infection in her stomach that had caused blood poisoning
A woman who thought the sharp pains in her stomach were due to a bad period was later hospitalized with sepsis that left her dead for eight minutes.
Model Kia Brazil from Milwaukee, USA, woke up on February 11, 2019 with sharp pains in her abdomen that gradually continued for several hours.
At the time, 30-year-old Kia believed she was suffering from severe menstrual cramps.
But the pain continued to escalate and hours later she was in an ambulance.
When she arrived at the hospital her blood pressure was dangerously low and doctors diagnosed an infection in her stomach that had caused blood poisoning.
As she was being prepared for the operation, her heart stopped three times. She was rushed into an operation where her left leg had to be amputated.
However, the doctors thought it was too late. Kia was dead for a total of eight minutes and her family received the tragic news that there was nothing more they could do.
Luckily, her family refused to accept it and insisted that Kia had to be taken to another hospital for life-saving treatment.
At the second hospital, she was placed in a medically induced coma for two weeks until she miraculously woke up on her own.
Kia woke up to find her left leg was missing and her right leg and several fingers were blackened and dead.
Her family and friends, especially her children, were devastated, but she and Kia never lost hope.
Determined to get rid of the dead limbs to avoid further infection, Kia’s right leg and several fingers were amputated.
Kia firmly believes that her faith in God helped her get through this ordeal. She believes God brought her back from the brink of death, and now her faith is stronger than ever.
After a year of hospital visits and physical therapy, Kia’s life had started to get back on track.
She has now written a book about her spiritual experience, Surviving Sepsis: A Survivor’s Tale, and has embarked on a modeling career with the aim of increasing body diversity in the industry.
“I didn’t realize I had become septic until it was way too late. Everything happened so quickly,” said Kia.
“What I thought was menstrual cramps was actually blood poisoning taking over my body. I woke up with stomach pains for a few hours until the pain was so unbearable that my sister had to call an ambulance.
“My body completely locked up as the stabbing pain continued. When I got to the hospital, I was taken to the waiting room until they couldn’t take my screams anymore.
“I had CT scans and the doctors discovered an infection in my stomach. It was urgent so they took me to the surgery. While preparing for the operation, my blood pressure continued to drop – and my heart stopped.
“I was taken into surgery where I received my first amputation. During this operation I was stunned three times and completely dead for eight minutes.
“The hospital has informed my family that there is nothing more they can do.
But Kia’s family insisted on getting a second opinion, she said, so she turned to another hospital and began the fight for her life.
“When I got to the second hospital, the fight was on me,” she said. “I received a few more amputations, but I fought.
“I was put in a medically induced coma for two weeks. I woke up on my own to find my left leg gone and my right leg completely dead. My fingers were stuck – cold, hard and black.
“After seeing the state that sepsis had left my body in, I was determined to remove the other dead limbs to avoid further infection.”
Despite the immense change in her life that Kia had to go through, her faith kept her going.
“I’ve been given a whole new set of tools to use for the rest of my life. The hardest part was learning how to use what I had left and making sure I could still take care of my kids the same way,” he told Kia.
“I have always remained firm in my faith and have always believed that God is watching over me. A lot of things I’ve experienced with sepsis haven’t affected me as much as they could have.
“The biggest pain I felt was when I went to the first hospital and after that it was like I didn’t feel anything anymore. It was as if God had to speak to me for a moment and then send me back.
“My spiritual journey was so real that I ended up writing a book about it because I needed to understand what was happening.
“I then decided to do modeling because I wanted to show that people with different limbs aren’t ‘alien’.
“I am very confident in my body, soul and spirit. After my amputations I heard and saw all sorts of things – some good and some bad.
“It doesn’t concern me, but there are so many people who look different and don’t leave their house because the world can be so mean. I clearly cope well under pressure and I don’t care what people think of me. I love my body like everyone should.
“So my goal with modeling is to open the door to kids with different limbs who are afraid they can’t have a normal life.
“I do it for the young girl who feels ugly because she doesn’t look ‘normal.’
“We are all normal and beautiful. Not all supermodels have real legs – they come in metal too.”
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