Are you a fan of “CHEESE” or “PLASTIC” ? either way you would never be a fan of plastic cheese that can kill you (VIDEO)

Chef discovers cheese that does’t melt, instead it burns and turns black, now how about that…

While most cheese fans will delight in a strong cheddar, the durability of this cheese takes things to a whole new level.

A chef from Mexico has carried out a shocking experiment which reveals how a slice of processed cheese fails to melt when held over a naked flame.

In a bid to make a statement about processed foods, he filmed himself holding the supermarket cheese directly over the heat.

But instead of melting as some might expect, the cheese merely blackens – just like plastic would.

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Teenager Dies For 20 Minutes, His Experience Of Death “Just Amazing”

Texas Teenager Dies After Sudden Cardiac arrest .His experience of death, simply amazing… 

Zack Clements, A strong and healthy teenager, high school football player lives in Texas USA.

He appeared to be a healthy young man till one day he collapsed during practices and died, He explains below in his video testimony what happened after his soul left his body.

In Zack’s 20 minutes of near death experience he describes what happened and how he met Jesus

View the video below

 

 

 

 

Easy To Make Fat Burning Drink Which Will Melt The Belly Fat In No Time

Large number of women reduced their waist in a very short time, thanks to this recipe, of course supported with some exercises. This fat burning drink eliminates the excess water from the organism and burns fat, improves brain function, memory, hearing and vision.
Consumed together ginger and lemon are considered to be the best natural fat burning formula that can help complement your weight loss diet.
Ginger can increase the pH level of the stomach and stimulate the digestive enzymes and can improve the digestion. In this way the essential nutrients are absorbed very quickly, while the non-essential foods that can cause constipation and bloating are eliminated from the body quickly. These processes contribute to losing weight very fast.
Lemons are abundant with vitamin C which on other side is inversely related to your body mass. High amount of vitamin C in the organism helps to activate a series of chemical reactions that will burn down the excess fat for use as energy.
Cinnamon can impact the most problematic area for many people – abdominal fat. Cinnamon burns the abdominal fat more effectively than fat found in other parts of your body. Cinnamon controls the insulin levels in our body; it has unique capacity to imitate the activity of insulin in the body, in that way regulates the blood sugar levels.
Horseradish is very beneficial when it is consumed along with fatty foods because it stimulates digestion. Horseradish cleans the organism, boosts the metabolism, eliminates fatty deposits, so it is often recommended to diabetics. It also stimulates the creation and development of useful bacteria in the intestine.
Horseradish is rich with vitamin C, B1, B6, B2, potassium, iron, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus. Add it to your meals or use it as a natural remedy, the choice is yours.
How to prepare this miraculous fat burning drink
Ingredients:
4.6 oz horseradish (130 grams)
3 organic lemons
4 tsp honey
2 tsp cinnamon
1 inch ginger
Preparation:
Blend 125g of horseradish and 1 piece of ginger (2cm). Take unpeeled lemons and cut them into chunks. Clean the seeds. Blend the lemon pieces together with the horseradish.
Add 3 tablespoons of honey and 2 tsp of cinnamon and stir well. Put the fat burning drink in a jar and keep it in the fridge. Take a teaspoon twice a day, along with your meals. Within 3 weeks your waist size will reduce significantly.

 

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How to make you preschooler / toddler an independent person

“Mama, can you get my toy for me?”

“Help me with my shoes, please!”

“I need some water, Yaya. Can you get me some?”

If you’re a parent of a preschooler, the abovementioned phrases could be just a few of the many “requests for help” that you hear from your child on a daily basis.

Of course, being the attentive and caring parents that we are, we often do whatever we can to help our children, counting it as part of what it means to “dote on” them.

Experts, however, discourage overdoing it and actually advise parents to begin fostering independence in their children from a young age.

In fact, renowned educator and physician Maria Montessori, who is famous for the Montessori method of education, once said, “Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.” This is why Montessori educators set up their classrooms to help make children independent, and be able to do things for themselves.

Montessori preschool teacher and mother of one Mars Medina encourages parents to teach their children independence through her blog, MontessoriOnMars.com. She cites how Maria Montessori observed and theorized that independence is considered as a natural progression in children.

As a teacher, Mars says she easily observes this in the classroom as well. “We would often hear a child say, ‘Let me do it myself,’ or would often see a child insist on doing something on his own,” she shares.

“As such, fostering independence in preschool, through activities, language, mindset and environment, is only us responding to the child’s natural yearning and sensitivity to be independent,” she adds, “to create the man that he will become, in a setting that allows for the child’s safety, happiness, confidence, and success.”

Teach your preschooler to be independent
Helping your child learn to be independent is one of our important tasks as parents.

Michele S. Alignay, a psychologist and registered guidance counselor (RGC), encourages parents to remember that “the preschool stage is the best training time for later skills and tasks of kids.”

“Independence should be set [early on], as they will go to school and grow up encountering more difficult life tasks — and parents won’t always be there to do it for them!” Alignay emphasizes.

Meanwhile, Ma. Rowena J. Matti, educator and CEO of Galileo Enrichment Learning Program, Inc., says it is important to foster independence in preschoolers because “at this early age they should know that they are capable of doing things on their own.”

How to teach independence to your child
There are numerous things that parents can do every day to foster independence in their kids. Here are five of them:

1. Prepare their environment.
Maita Ladrido, an educational psychologist at Assumption College, advises parents to create “safe environments where it’s okay for kids to create, make mistakes and get messy.”

Doing so is one way to encourage independence, while keeping your “sanity” as a parent.

On a practical level, this could mean giving your child easy access to things like his or her clothes/shoes, toys, eating utensils and cups.

It can also mean allocating a specific place for them to play, read and do other things, and specific containers or spaces for keeping their toys and books (for easier packing away after play).

Drawing from her Montessori background, Mars suggests making the things kids need for independence “appropriate, available and accessible.”

“For example, in the classroom, we have small brooms and dust pan’s for sweeping, which are color-coded so the child knows which is for the floor and which is for cleaning the shelves/table,” Mars shares.

“On low shelves, we have small glass pitchers for pouring their own drinking water and other things they need to prepare their own snacks,” she adds.

2. Assign chores.
Aside from being an educator, Matti is an experienced mom herself to Bea and Celina, who are now teenagers. Her top tip for teaching independence to kids? Let them do chores (yes, even if you have household help).

“Assign preschoolers simple household chores that you know they can do, like asking them to bring their plates to the kitchen sink after eating,” she expounds.

“It must be something that the child sees adults do. He must feel that he is helping.”

3. Praise the child’s efforts.
In addition to #2, Matti encourages parents to praise their children for accomplishing their tasks.

“He will want to help more [when you do so],” she explains. “He will want to do more! Then eventually you can give the child harder tasks.”

4. Let them do “self-care” tasks on their own.
Mariel Uyquiengco, a U.S.-licensed Kindermusik educator, and co-owner of The Learning Basket, shares one of the things she’s been doing to raise independent kids: allowing them to do simple “self-care” tasks alone.

Specifically, Mariel lets her two kids bathe themselves and dress themselves from an early age, among other things. She speaks about this in her workshops for parents too.

“Kids should be encouraged to put on their own shoes as soon as they show interest, even if it seems like it takes forever for them to do so,” she adds.

“Even toddlers can do it, too — and the look of pride and accomplishment you’ll see on their faces will be priceless!”

5. Model everything.
Mars says parents should never forget the importance of modeling, especially the tasks that we want our kids to complete independently.

“Model first — or, in Montessori-speak, “make a presentation” — of how something can be done,” she explains. “This way, you are able to communicate the task step-by-step .”

“Another famous phrase we use is ‘Freedom within limits’,” Mars continues. This means that while children are free and encouraged to be independent, doing presentations or modeling the expected behavior helps set responsible limits while ensuring the success of the child.

Don’t give up
Teaching our kids to be independent can be difficult at first, but we should not let our challenges stop us from doing so because the fruits of our “labor” will be totally worth it. Whenever we feel like giving up though, let us remember this quote found in the American childcare column “Ask Ann Landers”:

“It is not what you do for your children but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings.”

They Didn’t Want Their Child To Sit Near Him, but with that rejection he still helped them

This just might teach you to think before making quick judgments about strangers.

The waiting room

The waiting room

A short film by Nancy Spetsioti shows a dark-skin arrive at a doctor’s office. They’re waiting to follow up with the doctor after their daughter’s bone marrow transplant operation. They first notice a dark-skinned man sitting alone in the waiting room.

“Sit over her, love.”

The young girl initially has no issues with sitting next to the man, but her mother immediately has her switch seats so her daughter is not sitting next to the strange man.

The father's reaction

The father’s reaction

The girl’s dad even goes so far as to stand so that no one in his family has to sit next to the man. They continue giving him side-eyed glances as they wait for the doctor.

Then the doctor comes

Then the doctor comes

The family is visibly surprised when the doctor appears and asks everyone — the strange man included — to come into his office. But when the doctor explains why, everything makes sense.

Watch the whole video:

It will definitely make you think twice about judging others.

7 Year old chinese boy suffers from severe abuse by parents forced to sleep with pigs

A 7-year-old boy from Puyang, Henan, was allegedly mistreated by his parents and was forced to sleep and live with pigs. According to reports, the boy’s mother has a mental disability nad has been beating her son for the past years—with scars to prove how much he had suffered.

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The worst part is that his mother would not let him inside the house and lets him sleep outside with the pigs—all year round. Even with extreme weather conditions, the child was left outside to sleep and live with the pigs. He would often suffer from frostbite during winter—his legs would get so infected that in the spring, his winter clothes had to be cut away from his body as they were glued to his legs by the pus.

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The inhumane act by his parents was soon exposed online, when officials in the said city were alerted after a young boy was spotted riding around in the back of a refuse cart with a pig. 7-year-old Liu Hongbo was found unable to talk to people. He did not know how to communicate with humans, as he lived his whole life with pigs.

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Father Liu Zhenxue, 46, raised pigs and drove a rickshaw for a living but does not earn much money. He works long hours and is out most days, leaving the boy alone with his mother.

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Since the visit from the volunteers at Puyang Loving Society, the boy has received much needed medical attention. In addition, the boy will be cared for by his aunt from now on. He will receive a monthly stipend of 500 Yuan (£50) from the local government until he is 18 as contribution towards his care.

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Though HongBo is now saved and taken care of, many netizens are calling for the parents to be held liable for this obvious case of child abuse.

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Transgender German man give birth to a baby

A Berlin man has become the first in Germany to give birth to a baby.
He identifies as male, but has a female reproductive system.
The baby boy was born on March 18th this year in a home birth, as hospitals are required to write the name of the mother in their records when a child is born.

It was delivered with the help of a midwife in the Neukölln area of Berlin.
On government records the new father, who is transgender, is registered as a man.
This makes him the first male in Germany to give birth, Berlin newspapers reported on Monday.
He reportedly became pregnant through a sperm donation.
Officially the child does not have a mother, only a father.
The case is reminiscent of transgender Thomas Beatie who has given birth to three children in the US.
Transgender people are able to give birth to children because even when a woman undergoes hormone therapy to become more physically masculine, they can retain female organs.

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Early life

Born Tracy Lehuanani LaGondino, Beatie was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, the first of two children. His mother was from San Francisco, and of English, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh descent. His father, of Korean and Filipino decent, was born and raised in Hawaii.[5] As a teenager, Beatie was a female model and Miss Teen Hawaii USA pageant finalist.[6] He appeared regularly on the nationally televised aerobics workout series and video, Basic Training with Ada Janklowicz, and later became a competitive bodybuilder.

In 1996, Beatie graduated from the University of Hawaii with a bachelor’s degree in Health Science (Pre-med) and later pursued an Executive MBA. In 1997, he founded Define Normal, a progressive clothing company, which has since expanded in federal trademark to film and video production. He competed in full-contact fighting and was a black belt and tournament champion in Taekwondo.

Gender transition and marriage

At the age of 10, Beatie started to self-identify with the male gender.[12] At 23 years old, he began testosterone hormone treatment to transition to living life as a man.

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(DO U WANT TO DIET? THINK AGAIN) Dying anorexic actress Rachael Farrokh’s video plea touches hearts across the world. People begin to reach and help her, her thank you speech will melt any warm heart

A dying anorexic actress whose desperate plea for help touched hearts across the world is finally receiving life-saving treatment at a California hospital – and has stood up for the first time in months.

Rachael Farrokh, 37, who is five-foot-seven and weighs a mere ’40-something’ pounds, made the headlines in May after posting a video online, detailing her 10-year battle with anorexia nervosa.

In the footage, she explained how her condition had declined in recent months – but no hospitals near her San Clemente home would treat her because her ‘dangerous’ weight made her a ‘liability’.

In subsequent weeks, well-wishers raised nearly $200,000 in donations for Ms Farrokh, some of which were spent on a ‘handpicked’ medical team, which provided medical care at her bedside.

But now, Ms Farrokh has eventually been accepted into the UC San Diego Medical Center after

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Standing up: Rachael Farrokh, 37,  is finally receiving life-saving treatment at a California hospital - and has stood up for the first time in months. Above, she is seen lifting himself to her feet with the help of a machine

Standing up: Rachael Farrokh, 37, is finally receiving life-saving treatment at a California hospital – and has stood up for the first time in months. Above, she is seen lifting himself to her feet with the help of a machine

Determined: Ms Farrokh, who is five-foot-seven and weighs a mere '40-something' pounds, has not been able to stand up or walk since her decade-long disorder severely declined, leaving her emaciated and bed-bound

Determined: Ms Farrokh, who is five-foot-seven and weighs a mere ’40-something’ pounds, has not been able to stand up or walk since her decade-long disorder severely declined, leaving her emaciated and bed-bound

And she's up! With a harness around her back and a nurse beside her, the patient visibly strains and grits her teeth as she pulls herself to her feet at the UC San Diego Medical Center, which eventually accepted her

And she’s up! With a harness around her back and a nurse beside her, the patient visibly strains and grits her teeth as she pulls herself to her feet at the UC San Diego Medical Center, which eventually accepted her

Ms Farrokh is pictured in a previous YouTube video, thanking well-wishers for raising nearly $200,000

She poses with her devoted husband, Rod Edmondson, before her condition worsened

Contrast: Ms Farrokh is pictured in a previous YouTube video (left), thanking well-wishers for raising nearly $200,000, and posing with her devoted husband, Rod Edmondson (right), before her condition worsened

The actress’s devoted husband, Rod Edmondson, who quit his job to become his wife’s 24-hour caregiver when her condition worsened, shared the ‘exciting news’ on Facebook on June 20.

The ex-personal trainer said: ‘We finally made it! Thanks to all of you who have been sending good thoughts… We are so excited to tell everyone that we are now safely in an Eating Disorder facility.

‘We have a lot of work ahead of us but with the love and support we will fight this to recovery!’

He added that doctors at Denver Health Medical Center – the only hospital that had initially agreed to treat Ms Farrokh – had ruled it was too dangerous to airlift her to its ACUTE eating disorder center.

‘Due to the concerns the doctors had at the hospital about her taking a medical airlift, they reached out to multiple hospitals,’ he told the 3,600 people he is now friends with on his Facebook page.

‘UCSD had called us recently and after much back and forth, they thankfully decided to take her on. It was only about an hour by ambulance and she handled it like a champ.’

Aside from therapy to build up her strength, the details of Ms Farrokh’s treatment remain unclear.

Staff will likely attempt to start the refeeding process without giving her too many calories at once (something Mr Edmondson warns could ‘kick up her metabolism’ and cause even more weight loss).

In good spirits: Ms Farrokh is pictured being wheeled into the UC San Diego Medical Center on June 20 after doctors at a hospital in Denver, Colorado, apparently determined it was too risky for her to be flown there

In good spirits: Ms Farrokh is pictured being wheeled into the UC San Diego Medical Center on June 20 after doctors at a hospital in Denver, Colorado, apparently determined it was too risky for her to be flown there

Mr Edmondson (pictured with his Ms Farrokh) quit his job to become his wife's 24-hour caregiver when her condition spiraled downward. He shared the 'exciting news' of her new treatment on Facebook on June 20

Mr Edmondson (pictured with his Ms Farrokh) quit his job to become his wife’s 24-hour caregiver when her condition spiraled downward. He shared the ‘exciting news’ of her new treatment on Facebook on June 20

Too risky to airlift: The ex-personal trainer said: 'We finally made it! Thanks to all of you who have been sending good thoughts... We are so excited to tell everyone we are now safely in an Eating Disorder facility'

Too risky to airlift: The ex-personal trainer said: ‘We finally made it! Thanks to all of you who have been sending good thoughts… We are so excited to tell everyone we are now safely in an Eating Disorder facility’

Hospital: He added that doctors at Denver Health Medical Center - the only hospital that had initially agreed to treat Ms Farrokh - had ruled it was too dangerous to airlift her to its ACUTE eating disorder center. They had subsequently reached out to 'multiple hospitals' for help - and UCSD (pictured) agreed to take Ms Farrokh

Hospital: He added that doctors at Denver Health Medical Center – the only hospital that had initially agreed to treat Ms Farrokh – had ruled it was too dangerous to airlift her to its ACUTE eating disorder center. They had subsequently reached out to ‘multiple hospitals’ for help – and UCSD (pictured) agreed to take Ms Farrokh

Since Ms Farrokh’s admission to the hospital, Mr Edmondson has uploaded several videos of his wife, including one of her meeting Chopper the Biker Dog, a Boston terrier that visits hospitals.

In the latest video, Ms Farrokh is captured using a specialized machine to stand up – something she has not been able to do since her decade-long disorder severely declined, leaving her bed-bound.

With a harness around her back and a nurse beside her, the patient visibly strains and grits her teeth as she pulls herself to her feet. Mr Edmondson captioned the footage: ‘#determination.’

He told his Facebook friends of his wife: ‘Even though she has been working daily through a lot of pain, she has kept her promise and is fighting hard. We thank you for your encouraging words.’

It comes just five weeks after Ms Farrokh posted a video on YouTube thanking well-wishers for their donations – now totaling a whopping $196,427 – which she said had given her ‘a chance to live’.

In the YouTube video, Rachael Farrokh revealed that the $185, 902 raised by members of the public had paid for a ‘handpicked’ team of medics to treat her at her bedside in Southern California.

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Emotional: It comes just five weeks after Ms Farrokh posted a video on YouTube (above)  thanking well-wishers for their donations - now totaling a whopping $196,427 - which she said gave her 'a chance to live'

Emotional: It comes just five weeks after Ms Farrokh posted a video on YouTube (above)  thanking well-wishers for their donations – now totaling a whopping $196,427 – which she said gave her ‘a chance to live’

Shocking: In the YouTube video, the 37-year-old also revealed that the $186,000 raised by members of the public has paid for a 'handpicked' team of medics to treat her at her bedside in Southern California. Above, Ms Farrokh is filmed being helped to her feet by her husband, Ron Edmondson, who is now her full-time caregiver

Shocking: In the YouTube video, the 37-year-old also revealed that the $186,000 raised by members of the public has paid for a ‘handpicked’ team of medics to treat her at her bedside in Southern California. Above, Ms Farrokh is filmed being helped to her feet by her husband, Ron Edmondson, who is now her full-time caregiver

Weak: Ms Farrokh said area hospitals wouldn't treat her because her 'dangerous' weight made her a 'liability'

Weak: Ms Farrokh said area hospitals wouldn’t treat her because her ‘dangerous’ weight made her a ‘liability’

Sitting in her bed with a black vest top exposing her tiny frame, she told viewers: ‘Hi, everyone. It’s me, Rachael. I want to thank you all for everything you are doing for us. It’s been so overwhelmingly good in our lives. And i actually have a chance to live. What you guys have done has been amazing.’

‘Because of you guys, I was able to see the doctor again. She instructed me on what the proper care right now for me is – to stay here. And she arranged for having a handpicked team of what I need to be brought here at my bedside, until I can build up to get to the treatment I can get to.

We are so excited to tell everyone that we are now safely in an Eating Disorder facility. We have a lot of work ahead of us but with the love and support we will fight this to recovery!
Rod Edmondson, husband

‘But right now, the treatment that I need is coming here – and it’s because of you. And it’s going to be a long recovery, could be three to five years… but with your support, I know I can do this.’

Ms Farrokh’s ‘handpicked’ medical team included a doctor, a registered nurse, a therapist, and other specialists.

The video was posted several weeks after Ms Farrokh uploaded her first video to YouTube, pleading with viewers to help her conquer her ‘very severe kind of anorexia’ by donating ‘anything you can’.

In the first video, a gaunt-looking Ms Farrokh said: ‘I’ve been suffering from this for quite a while now. I’m five-[foot]-seven, 40-something pounds and no hospitals will even take me at this point.

‘There’s one hospital across the country [Denver Health Medical Center] that can help, and my chances are very slim. We need your help. Rod is now my 24-hour caregiver.

‘In order for us to get [to the hospital that can help]…and I’m not one to ever ask for help…I need your help, otherwise I don’t have a shot. And I’m ready to get better.’

Ms Farrokh met Mr Edmondson, 41, while he was working as a personal trainer at her gym. Prior to her battle with anorexia, she was a beautiful, active, healthy woman, Mr Edmondson told ABC.

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Gay Pride Parade Mokery – Transgender actress Viviany Beleboni appeared crucified to call attention to what LGBT people suffer in Brazil

Transgender actress and model Viviany Beleboni became the center of a big controversy after a gay pride event in São Paulo on June 7.

In preparation for the event, Beleboni asked FX artist Dennis Dal Ballo to do her makeup to simulate Christ’s crucifixion wounds.

Del Ballo posted some really intense shots of the makeup to his Facebook.

Del Ballo posted some really intense shots of the makeup to his Facebook.

According to Brazilian news outlet O Globo, Beleboni appeared crucified on a parade float in order to call attention to what LGBT people suffer in Brazil, drawing parallels to Jesus’ suffering on the cross.

According to Brazilian news outlet O Globo, Beleboni appeared crucified on a parade float in order to call attention to what LGBT people suffer in Brazil, drawing parallels to Jesus' suffering on the cross.

The sign above Beleboni’s cross read: “Enough of homophobia.”

Prominent local pastor Marco Feliciano posted this photo questioning whether her protest went too far because it included religion.

Images that contradict, harm, and hurt:

Do you think it’s right to do this. It’s freedom of speech isn’t it?

Is it right to mock faith at the door of a church?

Is it right to have Jesus do a gay kiss?

Is it right to insert a crucifix in my anus?

Is it right to sexualize Catholic symbols?

But I can’t say I’m against it. That makes me intolerant right?

However, other Facebook pages have sprung up supporting Beleboni and her right to free speech.

However, other Facebook pages have sprung up supporting Beleboni and her right to free speech.

This is also not the first time crucifixion imagery has been used in mainstream media in Brazil.

This is also not the first time crucifixion imagery has been used in mainstream media in Brazil.

As recently as 2012, sports magazine Placar featured famous footballer Neymar crucified on the cover.

As recently as 2012, sports magazine Placar featured famous footballer Neymar crucified on the cover.

Fashion spreads have featured models in the pose.

Fashion spreads have featured models in the pose.

And back in 2001, Placar also did it with soccer player Marcelinho Carioca.

And back in 2001, Placar also did it with soccer player Marcelinho Carioca.

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Lady from Texas loses sight in one eye from flesh-eating bacteria

Brittany Williams shows off her badly damaged left eye after it was infected with a flesh-eating bacteria that “melted” her cornea.

A young Texas mom went blind in her eye after flesh-eating bacteria seeped its way into a cut during a “Mud Run” earlier this month in Dallas.

Brittany Williams has no insurance and, after a week week in the hospital, now owes more than $100,000 in medical bills — even as she faces more treatment to prevent the debilitating bacteria from spreading through her body.

“My eye started hurting, like maybe I’ve got mud or some debris in there,”Brittany Williams told  of the symptoms she had hours after the race. “When I opened my eye, it was just like white. The whole room was white.”

Doctors at the emergency room told Williams she had “several abrasions on her cornea and what looked like a chemical burn” and eventually sent her home, raising donations for the family.

Some 24 hours later, “things took a turn for the worse” and she was hospitalized. Her cornea “just completely melted off of my eye,” she told  of the flesh-eating bacteria.

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Brittany Williams said her eye started hurting badly just hours after competing in the Mud Run earlier this month in Dallas.

Williams is now blind in her left eye and likely needs more antibiotics to prevent the bacteria, necrotizing fasciitis, from spreading throughout her bloodstream.

Despite working two jobs, Williams chose to opt out of her insurance and will have to pay her medical bills out of pocket.

“I’ve had health insurance before and I never used it. I never went to the doctor and I just spent lots of money for nothing. So I didn’t see the point at the time when we couldn’t afford it,” she said. “You don’t think you’re going to go to the doctor and someone’s gonna say you owe $3,000 for eye drops.”

Bacteria is reportedly rampant at mud races like the one Williams ran and similar Tough Mudder-like events. A report last May from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that 22 people contracted a diarrheal illness in October 2012, likely because they accidentally swallowed water contaminated with bacteria from animal feces during an extreme obstacle course in Nevada.

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Mud runs have previously been reported to be cesspools of bacteria, with reports of people being sickened by bacteria from feces in the water.

And in France, after a Mud Day race on Saturday, at least 30 runners of about 8,000 became “violently ill” from gastroenteritis, according to French news site The Local. The sickness may stem from mud contaminated with bacteria.

Williams, for her part, is trying to stay positive about the ordeal. There is a chance she could regain her sight, but several doctors have refused to treat her because she doesn’t have insurance.

About 170 have donated nearly $10,000 to the stricken mom since her ordeal began two weeks ago.

“Even though people go through horrible things, I make the best of it,”  “Because there’s no point in sitting and sulking, because it’s just going to make the rest of my days miserable.”

 

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