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Samantha P.
  • Location: Washington
  • Age: 29
  • Gender: F
  • Length: 6 Months
  • Source: Community Acquired

Samantha P. I am a 29-year-old woman from Washington. I am a wife to an amazing husband. I also used to be a student pursuing a graduate degree, and a fine art photographer, but illness and PTSD have stolen these things from me for the time being. My C. diff …

  • Location: California
  • Age: 34
  • Gender: F
  • Length: On-going
  • Source: Hospital Acquired

Ignorance was bliss; this was how my C. diff journey began. In 2009 I was a healthy 26-year-old woman, I had just found out in the fall that I was expecting my first child. As a first-time pregnant mother, I was overjoyed with the adventures that would come with my …

Donald M.
  • Location: New York
  • Age: 52
  • Gender: M
  • Length:
  • Source: Hospital Acquired

At the age of 49, my father, Donald,┬áhad three consecutive strokes. The ER doctor told us that they have never seen scans like his before. The bleed was massive and the swelling was rapidly increasing. 18 hours into the hospital stay, my father was in the OR having his brain …



PLF featured on Thrive Global’s “5 Things I Wish I Knew”

PLF’s executive director was interviewed by Yitzi Weiner for Thrive Global’s “5 Things I Wish I Knew” “While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state health departments do the best they can, C. diff and other HAIs are likely undercounted. Policymakers should ensure that the public knows …