Several years ago, Rob woke up in the middle of the night, fell on the floor, and was paralyzed from the waist down. He had surgery and learned to walk again until last year. Then, he noticed a small cut on his foot. It became infected. Despite many hospital trips and intravenous drips, the bone became infected due to his diabetes. His leg needed to be amputated below the knee. The amputation meant he was wheelchair-bound, just as his 32-year-old special needs daughter, who lives with him and his wife. Seven days after their daughter's birth, she developed a high fever and was diagnosed with a rare form of bacterial meningitis. Kristina has undergone brain, stomach, and other surgeries.
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