Concert benefits SC mom with flesh-eating illness

SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Friends of a new South Carolina mother battling flesh-eating bacteria are putting on a concert to help with her mounting medical bills.

The concert to benefit Lana Kuykendall is scheduled for Saturday at Simpsonville City Park.

Kuykendall has been hospitalized since days after giving birth to healthy twins at an Atlanta hospital last month. When the new family of four returned to their Piedmont home, Kuykendall — who is also a paramedic — noticed a lesion on her left leg.

As the spot began to spread, Kuykendall went to a local hospital, where she underwent more than a dozen surgeries to stop the spread of necrotizing fasciitis.

Kuykendall’s husband says she’s improving and has been able to spend time with their newborns.

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