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(WPTV)   Actual opening line to an article: "'Fun' is not the word that one would expect to hear from a father as he watches a daughter's courageous struggle against flesh-eating bacteria"   (wptv.com) divider line 26
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2012-05-15 10:14:52 AM
Repeat.
 
2012-05-15 10:15:09 AM
Ain't it fun when you know that she gonna die young?
 
2012-05-15 10:16:54 AM
If you want a loved one to get better fun is exactly what they need. Tons of studies show that a good attitude and things like laughter help speed recovery.
 
2012-05-15 10:17:02 AM
Wait, so was she the one that stole the medical equipment worth 500k?
 
2012-05-15 10:18:25 AM
Arrrr, there be repeats.
 
2012-05-15 10:19:54 AM
Is this kind of bacteria a new thing? I've just started hearing about it maybe in the last 10 years. I live in the South and have been cut, skinned, punctured, and scratched in all types of woods, rivers, and oceans while growing up. Are we in a new era now? Like how every kid is deathly allergic to something these days?
 
2012-05-15 10:19:59 AM
She told us some things she wanted, we played games with her and she was very stimulated. It was an amazing time.

/not how you write a serious article
//pick quotes wisely
///especially when dealing with a very attractive girl
 
2012-05-15 10:20:05 AM
"We really don't see the suffering side of it. We see the miraculous survival," Copeland said. "I think that's the story that's inspired us, that's the story that's inspired, I think, the nation at this point."

Not being killed by necrotizing fasciitis is a "miracle" now, okay. Maybe the true miracle would have been not getting it in the first place.
 
2012-05-15 10:20:29 AM
That headline implies something else than the rest of the article says. Hell, I'd probably be all for fun if I was near death.
 
2012-05-15 10:23:18 AM
Why the hell would ANYONE go zip lining
in this day and age
 
2012-05-15 10:28:09 AM

Jon iz teh kewl: Why the hell would ANYONE go zip lining
in this day and age


Because sliding down a cable at 20+ miles an hour while dangling off the ground is fun?
 
2012-05-15 10:31:56 AM
Not just zip lining, but homemade zip lining. Because nothing says safe like a piece of rope tied between trees by your redneck cousin Jeffrey.
 
2012-05-15 10:32:28 AM
She's pretty cute. Maybe some Farker could have a shot with her once the doctors are done cutting pieces off of her.
 
2012-05-15 10:33:21 AM
www.thefilteredlens.com
 
2012-05-15 10:33:36 AM
At least the typical pretty American blonde girl in trouble news furor has switched from abduction to horrific diseases.

What about that homeless, toothless black guy I saw on Sunset Blvd. with maggots coming out of his leg outside of Gamestop? Can't HE get 15 minutes of fame and love & support?
 
2012-05-15 10:34:50 AM
Is this kind of bacteria a new thing? I've just started hearing about it maybe in the last 10 years. I live in the South and have been cut, skinned, punctured, and scratched in all types of woods, rivers, and oceans while growing up. Are we in a new era now? Like how every kid is deathly allergic to something these days?

I dunno, when I was a kid in the late 80s/early 90s, I went swimming a stream in the Ozarks and ended up being seen/treated by doctors from all over the country when I developed an unbelievably itchy rash all over my body. Turned out some chicken farmer was dumping all sorts of nasty into the stream, which promoted some strange bacteria, which gave me an infection, which caused a immune response, which caused my rash. I had to rub some nasty cream all over my body for a few weeks and took a bunch of pills. Years later, I got shingles as a teenager (which is rare) and I am still convinced it was because of that cock farmer.

It's called the dirty south for a reason.
 
2012-05-15 10:41:11 AM

S.A.S.Q.U.A.T.C.H.: At least the typical pretty American blonde girl in trouble news furor has switched from abduction to horrific diseases.

What about that homeless, toothless black guy I saw on Sunset Blvd. with maggots coming out of his leg outside of Gamestop? Can't HE get 15 minutes of fame and love & support?


His sign read "Broke. Need $$$$$ for diablo 3."
 
2012-05-15 10:43:24 AM

Easy Reader: Is this kind of bacteria a new thing? I've just started hearing about it maybe in the last 10 years. I live in the South and have been cut, skinned, punctured, and scratched in all types of woods, rivers, and oceans while growing up. Are we in a new era now? Like how every kid is deathly allergic to something these days?



I blame antibacterial soap and overuse of antibiotics.

Stay out of hospitals, too. That where all the sick people are.
 
2012-05-15 10:46:06 AM

poonesfarm: She's pretty cute. Maybe some Farker could have a shot with her once the doctors are done cutting pieces off of her.


In other words, she's a tasty biatch?

/ifyaknowwhatImean
 
2012-05-15 10:58:33 AM
Easy Reader: "Are we in a new era now?"

Yes. The one where the internet brings every one-in-a-million-case to our attention.
Prior to cable news and the internet, how likely were you to hear about such a situation?
 
2012-05-15 11:06:06 AM
Why is the word courage always used for this sort of thing? Courage usually implies a choice to confront and attack a threat rather than avoid it or give up. You can't avoid a disease, and it's kind of hard to stop breathing voluntarily. Is she being strong, keeping her chin up, or not complaining and crying about it? That's what the story seems to say. But that isn't the same as courage or heroism. She caught a shiat hand of cards, that's it.
 
2012-05-15 11:07:47 AM

S.A.S.Q.U.A.T.C.H.: At least the typical pretty American blonde girl in trouble news furor has switched from abduction to horrific diseases.

What about that homeless, toothless black guy I saw on Sunset Blvd. with maggots coming out of his leg outside of Gamestop? Can't HE get 15 minutes of fame and love & support?


I was thinking the same thing. I see this kind of crap all the time, I was wondering what made her so special.
 
2012-05-15 11:07:54 AM

pho75:
It's called the dirty south for a reason.


I won't go in the local lakes for a good reason. I stick to cold spring-fed rivers.
Farking brain amoebas.
98% fatal.

Link
 
2012-05-15 11:11:23 AM
The thing most articles about her don't mention is that she had Lupus and was on immuno-suppressants, both of which made her vulnerable to this infection. Here is a good article on the subject. It is very, very rare for a healthy person to get this, but the media has hyped it up like we could all die if we get a paper cut.
 
2012-05-15 11:54:30 AM

ringersol: Easy Reader: "Are we in a new era now?"

Yes. The one where the internet brings every one-in-a-million-case to our attention.
Prior to cable news and the internet, how likely were you to hear about such a situation?


Yeah, I wondered about that too. The whole "when a man bites a dog, THAT'S news". I'm expecting Johnson&Johnson to start marketing this any day now.
 
2012-05-15 01:07:02 PM
Does she even know the extent of her injuries yet? Do we get to read about the massive meltdown when her parents finally do decide to be honest with her?
 
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