Name: Melissa cabral
Your Story: I developed c diff colitis in July 2012 following clindamycin for a root canal. The first time I was in the hospital for 8 days. I had recurrent c diff after that until I finally had a fecal transplant. My husband was going to be my donor but he tested positive for c diff as well. My mother ended up being my donor and I’ve been c diff free ever since.
Happy Mother’s Day to Women Everywhere!
This year In the United States, Mother’s Day is celebrated on May 14th.
In more than 90 countries Mother’s Day will be celebrated, including many countries where the U.S. based C Diff Foundation is located.
We take this opportunity to celebrate and remember mothers everywhere and the invaluable role that mothers play in families, communities, and business.
The C Diff Foundation is dedicated to educating and advocating for C. difficile infection (CDI) prevention, treatments, environmental safety with support around the globe. There are many avenues connected to C. difficile infections which lead the C Diff Foundation Members and Volunteer Patient Advocates down adjacent roads raising awareness of antibiotic-resistance, antibiotic stewardship programs, Sepsis, and a multitude of general wellness topics around the world.
The C Diff Foundation offers programs enabling healthcare professionals, patients and their families the ability to receive assistance needed during and post-CDI, the ability to receive support care without having to travel during and after experiencing a C. difficile infection, and through the continued support of members and volunteer patient advocates the C Diff Foundation’s mission progresses and grows. Life-saving information reaches villages to cities raising CDI Awareness driving down newly diagnosed CDI’s worldwide.
This week, we will celebrate the success stories of mothers, their mothers, and generations of women, now C.diff. Survivors, living in communities around the world where the C Diff Foundation can be found.
We will also be remembering the thousands of families who have lost their mother to a C. diff. infection and C. diff. infection involvement.
Happy Mother’s Day and good-health wishes are sent to women everywhere!
C. diff Infection
What is that?
That was my first question to doctors upon hearing my wife’s diagnosis.
I had never heard of C.diff. before.
I did not know what it was or what it was capable of. Over the past several months I have been educated as to how horrific and deadly this infection is. It is literally a game changer…. a life changer. This is something that can quite possible destroy humanity. I am not sure why it is not being discussed more in the main stream media.
This infection kills more people every year than HIV/AIDS and drunk driving combined. It is my goal that every single person is made aware of the dangers of it and is educated about it as I have been. One day while looking at these pictures I realized the powerful statement that could be made with them. I have watched this video several times since I put it together and I still get very emotional about it.
It is amazingly sad what many people go though that is unknown to so much of the population.
Please help – Raise C. diff. Awareness – spread the word and one day additional medical/healthcare methods of prevention, and treatments will be made available that are focused on this dreadful life-threatening infection
Even if only one person is helped — we’ve done a good thing. Thank you.
Brian and Tonia
To watch this C. diffiicle Survivor’s Journey – Please Click On The Following Link: