Fatal Infection: A toddler’s only hope was amputation. Her mom fought for another option.


One day Macie Steele went to visit her daughter Kendall in the neonatal intensive-care unit. Immediately she feared something was wrong with the baby. But nurses brushed her aside, saying Kendall just had blood work done that day and was fine — or as fine as a baby born at 26 weeks could be.

But hours later, Steele’s intuition was proven right when Kendall showed signs of infection. For weeks, infection ravaged Kendall’s tiny body, while doctors struggled to figure out the cause. Kendall spent 10 days on life support and was on so many medications that she didn’t look like a baby. She looked like a yellow ball, Steele told Insider, with just her little nose recognizable.

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