She has also had a replacement in 1996 and had a devasting hip infection in 2002 where her hip was removed for 6 months in June 2002 and she had to use IV medication and a wheel chair before she recieved a new hip November 2002. Since then my mom has been happily with her new hip which we hope we last her a VERY LONG time! 🙂
Attached are articles from National Geographic’s January 1987 issue and a undated Palo Alto Medical Foundation newsletter.
The National Geographic picture of my mom is really unattractive. I don’t know why they picked that one because if you look at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation Newsletter, it is a better picture. I was there when the pics were taken. I was about 5 years old. There was a picture of Dr Woolson holding me with my my mom but we never got the pic!
NOTE: My mother’s hip injury was due to the fall from the cyclo not from a birth defect. We were not aware of that until we meet with her adoptive parents in 1998 as stated in the magazine article.
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