Oprah Meets an Inspiring Mom Who Lost Her Limbs to a Flesh-Eating Disease

Aired on 09/24/2008 | CC tv-pg
In August 2007, Monica Jorge gave birth to her second daughter, but just hours after she was born, the joyous day took a tragic turn. During delivery, Monica contracted a rare, and oftentimes deadly, flesh-eating bacteria. Defying the odds, Monica survived, but doctors were forced to amputate both of her arms and legs in order to save her life. In 2008, Monica shared her story of courage with Oprah, and it was unlike any that Oprah had ever heard.