Doctors who perform amputations on their patients are not usually asked for that part back. Kristi Loyall, is not your typical patient though. In 2011, the young woman began to feel numbness in her right pinky toe. She discussed this with a doctor who didn’t think it was anything to worry about. Over the years, the numbness worked its way to half of her foot. At night, she was facing extreme pain in her foot but she assumed she was just having sleep problems. Finally, her doctor referred her to a neurologist but after six visits they couldn’t give her a concrete diagnosis. By 2015, a lump had grown. She was sent for an MRI and x-rays. Doctors believed she had lipoma, a non-cancerous fatty tumor or Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, constriction/compression of the nerves in the foot. Finally, the hard news came in April 2016, it was cancer. After a failed surgery that did not remove the cancer completely, thus, causing to spread to the rest of the foot her only option was amputation.
If you want to help Kristi Loyall with her recovery costs, you can donate on the [GoFundMe] page set up her behalf. : https://www.gofundme.com/2tsr2mpu