When Sally Marchese of Bethel Park Township was told she may lose her foot, she was devastated. But after an encouraging debate, Sally and her husband contacted Monongahela Valley Hospital where they instilled hope into Sally’s life by sending her 33-feet below sea level.
During her recovery from a hip replacement, Sally developed a small bedsore on the back of her heel. Over time, the bedsore progressed and became infected, killing areas of tissue in her foot.
Understanding the dangers that could possibly occur if she didn’t acknowledge the infection, Sally and her supportive spouse, Nick Marchese, met with a physician in Pittsburgh. Following Sally’s in-office evaluation, the doctor noticed her foot wasn’t healing properly and suggested amputation.
“…I wasn’t ready to lose a part of me,” Sally said with determination.