She can't bend or flex her toes. Walking is nearly impossible without wearing a brace. It's a hard reality for 16 year-old Alexis Hanford who has always been an active athlete, swimming, playing basketball, soccer, and lacrosse.
Two months ago while swimming with her sister at Lake Leonard in Redwood Valley, CA. The former varsity lacrosse player contracted a rare strain of flesh-eating bacteria after falling into the water while going off a rope swing.