A Pitt Meadows mother is fighting for her life after defeating a deadly strep infection.
First thinking it was the flu, symptoms worsened and Danielle Linfoot was taken to Abbotsford Hospital, with her heart barely beating.
Her husband Shawn Evans says she was put on life support for 10 days and only given a 50/50 chance to live.
He says doctors told the family to prepare to say goodbye.
“I was sitting by her bedside, talking to her, saying goodbye to her, and all of a sudden her stats started going up, I didn’t realize, the nurse came running in, and said what are you saying to her? Whatever you’re saying to her keep talking – because it’s working.”
Linfoot says there was too much damage to the tissue in her hands and feet, and they must be amputated but she’s happy to be alive.
“I’m thankful to be here, I’m glad I get to see my kids graduate and get married so… that’s all I’m fighting for.”
Linfoot’s loved ones have set up a GoFundMe page to raise money to support the family in the coming months.